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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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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Can We Celebrate Without Sugar?

Celebrate without sugar? Celebrate without sugar – is that even possible?  What about cake, cocktails, chocolate for goodness sake! Christmas without Christmas pudding, Easter without a foil wrapped egg, birthdays without a proper party? More than just calories That’s the problem food is about so much more than just calories. …

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