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Food labelling

May 18, 2016

With more than two-thirds of adults in the UK either overweight or obese, any measure to change population behaviour is welcome. The Royal Society for Public Health has called for the introduction of ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labelling. They advocate a series of symbols showing how many minutes of physical activity are required to expend the number of calories in a particular product.

This has the benefit of not only making the link that one’s weight is a balance of calories in vs calories out but also may encourage more exercise which has numerous other health benefits than pure calorie expenditure. How good would that be?

Apparently, food packaging is governed by EU legislation so bear this in mind when voting in June!

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