World Obesity Day 2016

World Obesity Day is led by the World Obesity Federation, which represents researchers, health professionals, members of communities around the world that are committed to prevent and treat obesity. World Obesity Day is part of their Action Initiative. This year, the focus is on ending childhood obesity. Worldwide, 222 million school children are overweight or…

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Food Revolution Day 2016

It’s Food Revolution Day, a day to celebrate good food, nutrition, health, and to invite people to join the revolution. I’m a big fan of this event, also because it reminds me of the reason why I decided to pursue a career in the field of nutrition and health promotion. I was living in New…

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#SugarTax UK

Last week, the UK government announced the introduction of a sugar levy on soft drinks that will be effective in 2018. The tax will be split in two levels: one for drinks with total sugar content above 5g per 100 milliliters and a second for the most sugary drinks containing more than 8g per 100…

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