Fill Your Bucket – It’s Halloween!

How did the confectionery industry come to dominate Halloween celebrations? Samhain (pronounced sah-win) is a Celtic festival which was held to mark the last day of harvest and  happened around this time of year. It was marked by bonfires and feasting.  As the days were getting shorter, it was also…

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Eat Well For Less

Eat Well For Less is a program on BBC 1 which features people who are spending too much money on their shopping. How it works Two chefs; Greg Wallace and Chris Bavin, secretly watch people doing their shopping before confronting them at the till with the reality of their shop. …

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Time to Solve Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity hit the news yesterday with the publication of a special report.  The headlines sensationalised a recommendation that snacking should be banned on buses and trains.  This was a special report by the outgoing Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies and happened to contain another 48…

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