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FDF calls for salt reduction measures

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has highlighted three key measures it says would drive down salt consumption in the UK.

Department of Health to reassess potassium salt stance

Department of Health (DH) advice on using potassium salt is being revised as part of an effort to reduce public consumption of table salt.

Delay on sugar report criticised

Campaigners have blasted a move to shelve a report which claimed a sugar tax would decrease purchases of the types of food and drinks blamed for Britain’s obesity crisis.

WATCH: Bunnychow shows #WeLoveBread the diversity of a loaf

Our #WeLoveBread campaign visited London’s Bunnychow, to see how bread can be used for more than just a sandwich.

SACN consults on Vitamin D intake

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published draft recommendations on vitamin D, finding that the UK is not getting enough in winter.

Bread
Bakers should back WeLoveBread in light of SACN's fibre recommendations
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Blog: how to take heart from SACN

Martyn Leek, British Baker editor, breaks today's SACN report down in a way that bakers can take heart from its dietary recommendations. 

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Work to lower calories
Gordon Polson
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Sugar: the reaction

The report today on sugar and carbohydrates has prompted a raft of mixed reactions - from supporters to those who feel the targets will be difficult to attain. Here British Baker compiles those comments:

Halve sugar intake says government

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has advised the government to radically reduce intake of free sugars in the population’s diet, while upping fibre consumption. 

Sugar in the headlines

The war on sugar has been a strong media narrative throughout the past 12 months. Here British Baker looks at some of the headlines:

Renewed calls for sugar tax

There has been a renewed call for a tax on sugar – with the British Medical Association (BMA) suggesting 20% be levied on sugary drinks.

Scientific Advisory Committee prepares to discuss carbs

A government nutrition board will meet next week to discuss the SACN Carbohydrates and Health report.

Wholewheat bread
Whole grains including bread promoted as part of a healthy diet
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Bread recommended as major part of diet in sugar swap advice

The Department of Health (DoH) is promoting bread as a way to ‘bulk up’ meals and swap out more sugar and fat-laden foods. 

Obesity advisor citicised over food industry funding

The British Medical Journal has attacked the government’s leading obesity advisor for compromising independence by accepting funding from food industries for research projects.

Sugar should be cut by half
Slash your sugar intake
The SACN report calls for daily intake of sugar to be halved
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Industry responds to sugar reccomendations

The Food and Drink federation have responded to a report which advises the government to cut the recommended sugar intake by half.

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