Companies Voluntarily Stopped Junk Food Ads On Children’s Channels: Centre

The government has said that there is no proposal at present to ban ads promoting junk food on TV NEW DELHI:  The government today said that there is no proposal at present to ban advertisements promoting junk food on television, after nine major food business companies decided not to advertise products with high fat on channels meant for children. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that bodies like the Food and Beverage Alliance of India (FBIA) have already decided to…

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This is not a humblebrag: My kid won’t eat junk food and it’s all my fault

“Chicken nuggets or fish sticks?” I pulled the plastic bags out of the freezer and held them up. By Thursday night after a long day at work during my busy season, I had no shame. My 5-year-old, Colin (not his real name), looked up from his Legos, strewn across the kitchen floor. “I don’t like those. Can I have salmon?” I sighed and tossed the bags back in the freezer, knowing I had only myself to blame for his pickiness. When I was pregnant I had bought all the books, read…

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The Real Junk Food Project: revolutionising how we tackle food waste

Adam Smith is blunt and to the point when I call him to suggest an interview. I want to talk to him about the Real Junk Food Project, which he founded, and suggest doing it at the cafe he set up in Leeds which uses waste food and operates on a pay-as-you-feel basis. “Which cafe? There are 30 of them. And that’s just in Leeds.” Bluntness may well be Smith’s defining characteristic. A chef by training, who had, by his own admission, a troubled childhood, he set up the project…

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