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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

Rob Lowe: ‘I’ve been living Atkins for years… it’s great food that’s rich in healthy protein, and lower in carbs and sugar…’

Dieting has become a dirty word in food marketing, says Atkins

Ditching the diet? Atkins hires Rob Lowe to spread healthy lifestyle message: ‘A life well lived is not measured in pounds and ounces’

By Elaine Watson

Weight management brand Atkins Nutritionals has deployed movie star Rob Lowe – it’s first male brand ambassador – to front a new campaign focusing on living a healthy lifestyle, rather than ‘dieting,’ as it reaches out to the ‘tens of millions’ of Americans...

FOOD VISION USA 2017 VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

By Elaine Watson

From entrepreneurs pioneering new farming methods and food technologies, to big brands adjusting to the changing landscape, FOOD VISION USA 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of industry players to explore how the industry is facing the challenges...

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Dr William Dietz, director, the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

60-second interview: Are kids' diets getting better?

By Elaine Watson

First, some sobering statistics* from the CDC: Almost one in five (17%) of Americans aged 2-19 are dealing with obesity, which affects 8.9% of 2-5-year-olds, 17.5% of 6-11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12-19-year-olds, and continues to disproportionately impact...

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