Fat Brits who struggle to attend regular appointments will instead be given activity trackers, such as Fitbits, to help them slim. It comes as experts say two in three of us are too fat and yearly spending on diabetes tops £10billion. … [Read more...] about Fat Brits to get free Fitbits and low-calorie liquid diets on the NHS to ‘help them beat diabetes’
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In April 2015, the US Right to Know (US RTK), a non-profit organization that reports on food industry issues on behalf of consumers, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with requests to investigate diet soda manufacturers for misbranding and deceptive advertising on the grounds that the “diet” products contain artificial sweeteners that US RTK alleges actually contribute to weight gain. … [Read more...] about FTC Takes No Action Re: Use of “Diet” in Zero Calorie Soft Drinks; FDA Still Reviewing
And a spokesman for Starbucks said it had already reduced calories by 10% and sugar by 13% in its Pumpkin Spiced Latte compared to last year. … [Read more...] about Seasonal drinks from coffee shops slammed for having as much sugar as a can of coke
I don't think anyone claims that having a basic Nutrition Facts panel on the back of items in the grocery store is a bad idea or somehow anti-competitive. Quite the contrary: People say, "well, I like turning over the package in the grocery store because I know I can get basic information about sugar, fat and caloric intake, and I can make comparisons between different food products." Menu labeling provides that same level of basic nutrition information for consumers who want it. … [Read more...] about How many calories are in that pizza? Chain restaurants now have to tell you.
The move was triggered by the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks location on April 12. Minutes after arriving for a business meeting, Rashon Nelson asked to use the restroom without ordering any food or drinks. A white store manager responded by calling 9-1-1 on Nelson and his friend Donte Robinson. Witnesses said the two men "didn't do anything." Footage of the arrest quickly went viral, sparking a national backlash against the chain over racial profiling. … [Read more...] about Starbucks is under fire for its treatment of black customers, but baristas say they’ve also experienced racism at the chain