Jeremy Hunt

  • Could a sugar tax be on the cards?

    THE CHILDHOOD obesity strategy: what can be inferred from three days of debates, seminars and presentations during Food Matters Live?                     Regulation rather than responsibility deal   THE GOVERNMENT’S deputy chief medical… Read More

  • Industry’s sugar stance is hard to swallow

    LAST ISSUE all the talk was about cheat devices hidden in VW cars. That hasn’t gone away, but recently I spent three days at Food Matters Live hearing about another covert operation – hidden sugars.   You might have seen… Read More

  • Hunt in the firing line on sugar tax

    THE SUGAR tax debate took another twist this week when the heath secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS officials were accused of suppressing the findings of a scientific review into the controversial policy.   Public Health England – the country’s independent… Read More

  • Cameron reshuffles Conservative cabinet

    DAVID CAMERON has announced his biggest reshuffle in the conservative office which sees Elizabeth Truss take over as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from Owen Patterson.                    … Read More

  • Government spending more on nutritional supplements for patients than on hospital meals

    THE CAMPAIGN for Better Hospital Food today published new figures showing that the government spends more on nutritional supplements for hospital patients than on food served to them during their stay. In 2012 the NHS spent more than £300 million… Read More

  • New food standards for hospitals

    THE DEPARTMENT of Health has announced eight “principles” to encourage the improvement of hospital food.     The list includes the adoption of Government Buying Standards “as standard wherever possible”.   Hospitals should also “regularly evaluate their food service and… Read More