Tagged: Healthy Food

Highly processed foods may be linked to cancer - News

Jean Balchin Feb 16, 2018

There may exist an association between intake of highly processed food in the diet and cancer. Published yesterday by The BMJ, the study suggests that while further exploration is needed, the rapidly increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades.”  What are Ultra-processed foods? Ultra-processed foods include packaged baked goods and snacks, … Read More

Healthy food subsidies - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 03, 2016

What happens when you give shoppers a discount on healthy food? Not very much, according to a new field study by Cawley, Hanks, Just and Wansink. Their mechanism was neat. Shoppers’ purchases at a supermarket were tracked via loyalty card; participating households also received a debit card. Depending on the treatment group, they either got a 10% rebate on … Read More

The fat tax debate is reignited again - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Dec 12, 2012

The debate about fat tax has been reignited with the publication of a new paper today (12 December 2012) by New Zealand researchers. Taxes on soft drinks and foods high in saturated fats, and subsidies for fruit and vegetables, could lead to beneficial dietary changes and potentially improve health, say the authors of this latest research. Helen Eyles and her … Read More

…Another Man’s Poison. - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Feb 07, 2010

I would imagine that there is nothing scarier for a teacher than to be confronted by a child having a full-blown allergic reaction to something. It is pretty stressful for emergency-trained doctors and nurses so it must be doubly so for a non-medical person. Schools have the dilemma of wishing to reduce the risk of [...] Related posts: … Read More