Public Health

This Nestlé campaign helped raise awareness of the consequences of iron deficiency (like anaemia) in the Philippines from 19% to 65% in one year

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition


Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

“A congress like this is a stimulus for organisations to reassess recommendations...”

Academic: "Anybody who thinks the world’s malnutrition problems are going to be solved without industry is dreaming."

Time for a vitamin E intake rethink? Emerging data builds argument

By Shane Starling from the 3rd World Congress of Public Health Nutrition in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Emerging research linking vitamin E deficiency with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, miscarriages and fatty liver disease can contribute to an ongoing debate around recommended intakes, a nutrition congress was told yesterday.

Is Big Food the new tobacco?

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Is Big Food the new tobacco?

By Maggie Hennessy

As the class-action lawsuits pile up amid growing public health concerns over obesity and ongoing labeling debates, one has to wonder: Is Big Food going the way of Big Tobacco? And who should regulate food and beverage industry marketing? Companies, government...

Dr Ian Williams spoke to us at the GFSC 2013. Picture courtesy of the CDC

Global Food Safety Conference 2013 in Barcelona

Co-ordination is vital in food safety, says CDC expert

By Joe Whitworth

Co-ordinating food safety between the different agencies and states is “the big challenge”, according to the chief of outbreak response and prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Academic Nestle slams Coke for ‘astonishing chutzpah’ on obesity


Academic Nestle slams Coke for ‘astonishing chutzpah’ on obesity


Leading food nutrition academic Marion Nestle tells that she considers Coke’s new anti-obesity advertising drive ‘Coming Together’ an ‘astonishing act of chutzpah’.

Nation's bulging waistline is a food industry issue

Nation's bulging waistline is a food industry issue

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Americans are getting fatter – and it’s not just the individual that needs a health check, according to a new IOM report. Like it or not, this health crisis has plenty of implications for the food industry.

MA governor proposes taxing soda and candy

MA governor proposes taxing soda and candy

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has proposed eliminating a sales tax exemption on soda and candy in the state as part of the state’s 2013 budget, and plough extra taxes raised into public health programs.

Voluntary action on sodium not enough: Study

Voluntary action on sodium not enough: Study

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Governments should use regulation to reduce sodium consumption as the food industry is not doing enough, according to the authors of a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


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