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NHS Trust: ‘We do not want to replace Cornish pasties’

Hospital chiefs have insisted they do not want to replace the Cornish pasty – despite suggesting they could be made with filo rather than the traditional pastry.

Sandwiches targeted in NHS obesity crackdown

NHS bosses have set their sights on ‘unhealthy’ sandwiches as part of a clampdown on food and drink that contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Should the NHS be paying £25m for gluten-free food?

Medical experts have been fiercely debating the £25m the NHS spends on prescription gluten-free food for coeliacs.

Dentists urge businesses to combat ‘cake culture’

Dentists say ‘cake culture’ – celebrating success or special occasions with sweet treats – has made the workplace a main site of sugar consumption for many Brits.

NHS worker starts bakery from home

Leicestershire-based baker Ian Waterland has appeared on ITV as he used to work for the NHS before deciding to set up a bakery from home.

Campaigners slam government obesity strategy

Action on Sugar (AOS) has lambasted the government over its “weak obesity strategy”, describing it as “appalling” that no further action to improve the strategy has been taken since the leaked report a few weeks ago.

Muffin Break launches health range in support of the NHS

Bakery retail chain Muffin Break has announced that it will support the NHS’s introduction of a 20% sugar tax in hospitals by 2020 by bringing out a healthier range of products at its stores based in the University Hospital Lewisham and Whittington Hospital, both in London.

Pre-packed sandwiches identified as key to listeria in hospitals

A report commissioned by the Food Standards Agency has said pre-packed sandwiches have been responsible for the majority of listeria outbreaks in hospitals since 2003.

Action on Sugar slams government obesity report

A leaked copy of David Cameron’s Childhood Obesity Strategy has prompted campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) to call for its revision.

Sugar smart app reaches 2m downloads

Public Health England’s (PHE’s) sugar reduction app has been downloaded nearly two million times since it was launched in January.

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