unhealthy food


New evidence on a potential correlation between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and early death

The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ refers to products that have undergone a substantial amount of industrial processing and whose nutritional labels generally report a long list of ingredients, including preservatives, sweeteners, or color enhancers. While there is still not enough scientific evidence to attribute health harms to ultra-processed foods, more and more studies have been highlighting […]


Spain: Advertising contributes to rising childhood obesity, research shows

A recent study conducted by the Open University of Catalonia found that advertising of food targeting children is an important factor leading to the increase of childhood obesity rate in Spain. The study analyses 355 advertisements from 117 different products on various media channels in Spain, including the internet, television, radio, print, and outdoor advertising. […]


Children’s nutrition specialists raise concerns regarding Nutri-Score

Dutch consultancy Voedingsjungle, specialising in children’s nutrition, has criticised front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling schemes with across-the-board algorithms such as Nutri-Score, “whereby a dark green ‘A’ ranking does not neccessarily mean a healthy choice”. Nutri-Score, a FOP nutrition labelling scheme backed by a number of Member States and food producers including France, Switzerland, Belgiums, and Nestle, […]


UK proposes to ban all online advertisements of junk food

The UK government has recently introduced a proposal to restrict all online advertisements of food products that are high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS). This measure is a part of the government’s strategy to tackle obesity issues in the country. Obesity is a major health problem in the UK nowadays. Nearly two-thirds of adults […]