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New Academy of Nutrition Sciences launched

The Association for Nutrition (AfN), British Dietetic Association (BDA), British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) and Nutrition Society (NS) have today l...

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Vitamin D-fence: Can vitamin D help prevent common cold?

As the weather turns autumnal, the cough and cold season is truly upon us! Although not serious for most people, the common cold can make us feel p...

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Chief Medical Officer’s report on childhood obesity published today

The report Time to Solve Childhood Obesity: an independent report by the Chief Medical Officer, 2019, Professor Dame Sally Davies has been publishe...

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Sedentary lifestyles increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease

Today, updated Government guidelines on physical activity have been published, continuing the recommendation that for good physical and mental heal...

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CBD – growth of an industry beyond the science?

CBD (short for cannabidiol) is everywhere at the moment, from CBD oils to its use as an ingredient in sweets and cakes, in drinks including beer, w...

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Healthy hydration choices for different life stages: BNF explains all in new series of guides

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is highlighting the importance of healthy hydration through the life course, with the launch of a series of...

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SACN report on saturated fats and health published today

Following a consultation on a draft report, which came out in 2018, the final report on saturated fats and health from the Scientific Advisory Comm...

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Guest blog - Another step for mankind? 3D food printers: Do they have an application for space travel?

The 20th of July 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. To mark this historic occasion and look at what may be the next maj...

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BNF relaunches 5532 - the portion size guide for pre-schoolers

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has published its updated 5532 guide, a resource about portion size and healthy eating focussed on toddlers,...

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Government Announcement on National Food Strategy

Today, the terms of reference for a timely independent review of the UK’s food system has been announced by the government.

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Public consultation on proposed mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid

Today the Department of Health and Social Care, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government, and the Department of Health (Northern Ireland) have...

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Adults and children not getting enough sleep, risking poor diets and obesity, BNF survey finds

New research from the British Nutrition Foundation reveals that 43 percent of adults reported sleeping less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours...

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