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Healthy sandwiches head UK snack sector

The drift towards grazing and away from sit-down meals is not yet ended in the UK, with health-oriented sandwiches continuing to drive forwards a market that already accounts for one...

Marketing and health keep Kellogg rising

Kellogg has increased sales and profits in its first quarter through clever pricing and strong marketing investment, helping the firm to forge ahead in healthy snacks and beat off private...

Heart health foods to grow 60 per cent in five years

Cereal makers have a major hold on the heart health foods market but new ingredients will help other sectors tap into strong consumer demand for these products, writes Dominique Patton.

Soy flours to help bakers launch health foods

Speciality ingredients group Cerestar has launched a range of functional soy products across Europe aimed specifically at the baking industry, believing demand for this practical and healthy ingredient will offset...

Tate & Lyle unveils healthy snacks ingredients

Snack makers will have the chance to extend their presence in healthy eating trends after British food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle unveiled a new ingredients formula for wholegrain crackers...

Nutrition is key to Britain's health

Healthy eating is key if Britain is to get into shape, HealthSecretary John Reid told attendees today at the launch of his plan to improve the health of the nation.

Lack of healthy snacks major barrier to healthy eating in UK

British consumers are increasingly seeking convenient food and drinks that are also healthy but food makers are failing to answer their needs, claims a new report.

Breakfast shown to be heart healthy

Missing breakfast has been shown to raise cholesterol levels and reduce the body's response to insulin in a small study that raises concern for the increasing numbers of people that...

Warburtons chases GI health trend

Warburtons has laid down the gauntlet to its mainstream UK rivals by developing white bread with a low glycaemic index as both consumers and producers become more aware of the...

Sugar free bread to tap US health trend

US baker Oroweat is set to launch a completely sugar free bread in selected American states, again highlighting how the battering handed out to sugar over rising obesity and diabetes...

US health trend fails to dent PepsiCo snacks

The growth of PepsiCo's savoury snacks business helped the firm to a solid earnings rise in 2004 and also raises new questions about the damage healthy eating trends will inflict...

Kellogg's healthy eating drive fails to get FSA support

A new nutrition bar chart on every pack of Kellogg's breakfast cereal, enabling Britain's consumers to check salt, sugar and fat content against guideline daily amounts, may cause confusion amid...

Healthy snacks image lifts Kellogg

Good foresight on rising health trends and heavy investment in premium brands have helped cereal and snack producer Kellogg to a steady sales and earnings rise for 2004, with North...

NAMA to color-code snacks on health merits

The US National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) is introducing a colour-coding system to help children select healthy snacks from vending machines.

Parents, not kids, barrier to childhood healthy eating?

Many children know what constitutes a healthy diet but often their parents are uninterested in their eating habits, finds new consumer research.

Irish food sector raises focus on healthy eating

Irish food and drink companies are pooling funds under a new project designed to increase healthy eating in their home market, reports Dominique Patton.

Signposting healthy foods gets government backing in UK

The use of labels to 'signpost' healthy foods is getting strong support from the UK, as it steps up its public health campaign against obesity and related disease.

Cargill introduces barley fibre for heart health

US agri-giant Cargill introduced a new barley ingredient, with high levels of beta-glucan soluble fibre, at Health Ingredients Europe last week, as part of its platform designed to target heart...

UK launches public health drive

The British government has released its long-awaited policy paper on public health today with plans to tackle obesity, curb public smoking and address the way food companies target children through...

Opportunities open up for nut ingredient on new heart health research

Research into walnuts, a key ingredient used in a range of cake products will help lift stagnant sales for food makers in the sector giving them an opportunity to cash...

Healthy eating: United Biscuits leads by example

Staff at one of the UK's leading biscuit and snack manufacturers have been challenged to walk 10,000 steps every day as the company highlights a link between healthy bodies and...

Kraft's earnings suffer despite healthy efforts

Despite attempts by Kraft Foods to give the company a healthier image, earnings fell for the fifth straight quarter as higher commodity costs and retail price pressures took their toll.

Healthy eating plans under UK regulator's scrutiny

The UK's competition watchdog has moved to calm a potential storm between the government and the food and drink industry after warning an industry association that new goals for healthier...

Fazer begins three-year rye health drive

Finnish bakery group Fazer has begun a three-year programme promoting the health benefits of rye-based products - everything from cancer prevention to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. And...

Healthy-but-nice products storming UK market

Tasty treat sensations that can also benefit consumer health are the way forward for baking and snacks producers in the UK, according to a new report on food and drink...

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