Obesity

Comet predicts gut health will play a major role in consumer behaviour in 2024. Pic: GettyImages/Tijana87

Ozempic makes an impact on the gut health trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Prebiotic dietary fibre maker Comet believes that offering an Ozempic alternative, bringing Gen Zers onboard, giving woman a bigger focus and driving home the value of a product are the most robust opportunities for microbiome-enhancing snacks in the...

Last day to apply for the Healthier Bakery Fund

Last day to apply for the Healthier Bakery Fund

By Gill Hyslop

In partnership with Food Standards Scotland (FSS), Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland has developed the Healthier Bakery Fund, which provides funding of up to £5,000 to support health reformulation of sweet and savoury bakery products. But to be...

The UK Government HFSS regulations are guaranteed to set a pigeon among the bakery and snacks sectors. Pic: GettyImages/pearleye/Shana Tova

What to expect when the HFSS regulations come into effect on 1 October

By Gill Hyslop

The Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 come into force tomorrow, placing location restrictions on ‘less healthy’ products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) – however, these have once again been knocked as nothing more...

Healthy Heights can be incorporated into much-loved kiddies treats that are better-for-you. Pic: NGS

Healthy Heights targets obesity among South Korean kids

By Gill Hyslop

Israeli paediatric nutrition specialist Nutritional Growth Solutions (NGS) aims to address a disturbing trend among South Korean kids in skipping breakfast, eating fast foods that are high in fat, and consuming too many sugary drinks with the rollout...

Kellogg’s responds to Mexican breakfast cereal seizure

Kellogg’s responds to Mexican breakfast cereal seizure

By Gill Hyslop

Following the seizure of some of its cereals in Mexico over alleged contravention of the country's marketing laws, Kellogg’s told BakeryandSnacks it is still committed to wholesome, affordable food for Mexican consumers – no matter what age.

Just because the pressure is piling on to cut back the sugar content of snacks doesn't mean to throw taste and indulgence out of the window. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Healthy snacking

Finding the sweet spot within the HFSS restrictions

By Gill Hyslop

To tackle the alarming rise in obesity, the UK government has placed restrictions on the instore promotion of snacks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) from October 2022.

The Salubre is made from spent grains typically discarded after being used to brew beer. Pic: The Homemade Pizza Club

Revolutionary HFSS pizza also ups the ante on food waste

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Salubre’ is set to revolutionise the pizza industry as the UK’s first non-HFSS (fat, salt and sugar) pizza, while helping to fight food waste by using the spent grains left over from the process of brewing beer.

Europeans are increasingly seeking out snacks with functional benefits. Pic: GettyImages/Ridofranz

Post-pandemic weight gain drives protein snacks in Europe

By Gill Hyslop

The demand for protein snacks has significantly increased over the past two years with FMCG Gurus insights showing a jump from 10% to 38% of European consumers admitting to veering toward that option when looking to quell a craving.

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More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

By Oliver Morrison

With the food industry under increased pressure to promote healthier diets, address obesity and reduce diet-related diseases, more evidence emerges to suggest environmental factors, specifically screen time and poor sleep, may go hand-in-hand with overconsumption.

An advertising ban on HFSS foods could result in a £3bn loss for the food industry. Pics: GettyImages/Eskemar/Suradech 14/happy_lark

£500m at risk if promotion ban on HFSS bakery and snacks goes ahead

By Gill Hyslop

The predictive analytics provider told BakeryandSnacks the UK savoury snacks industry stands to lose £381.1m, while the bakery sector is at risk of losing £143.4m should the government’s injunction on advertising products labelled as high in fat, sugar...

Governments on both side of the Atlantic are shining a spotlight on sugar in order to reduce obesity. Pic: GettyImages/vchal

Sugar in the spotlight: The tax and the new Nutrition Facts label

By Gill Hyslop

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rolling out a new Nutrition Facts label that shines a spotlight on ‘Added Sugars’ to help Americans cut back on the amount they consume, while on the other side of the pond, the UK’s sugar tax is producing...