Metabo Law in Japan

The Metabo Law to reduce obesity in Japan. The Metabo Law.  Introduced in Japan on 1st April 2008 to combat the rising numbers of people with metabolic syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome is a collection of factors that increase the risk of chronic disease: abdominal obesity hypertension high blood sugar levels Half…

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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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