Lidl Malta to make changes to popular products in 2020

Lidl has announced it will make major changes to some of its most popular products in a bid to encourage healthier lifestyle choices – and tackle childhood obesity. The supermarket giant, which has eight stores in Malta and Gozo, will remove cartoon characters from all its own-brand cereal packaging by the spring. The move is […]

Pizza for breakfast ‘is better for you than some cereals’

We all feel a bit guilty for those rare occasions that we have pizza in the morning. But now a New York dietitian claims that the morning pizza you once felt embarrassed about might even be better for you than a typical bowl of breakfast cereal. Leading food expert Chelsey Amer told ABC News: ‘Surprisingly, […]

Children risk obesity ‘owing to lack of sleep’

A third of primary school children are not getting enough sleep, putting them at risk of obesity, experts have warned. A new poll found that 43% of adults sleep less than the recommended minimum of seven hours a night. Around a third of primary and 70% of secondary school pupils sleep for less than nine […]

Pregnant women urged not to eat potato crisps

Pregnant women have been warned not to munch on crisps when pregnant as it could affect the baby and its growth. A new study by The Journal of Physiology found that crisps actually contain an omega-6 fat called linoleic acid, which previously was thought to be linked to benefiting health, however, that is not the […]

Parents jailed for putting baby daughter on vegan diet

A couple have been jailed for putting their toddler on a vegan diet ‘that nearly killed her’. Doctors said the 18-month-old girl weighed around half the normal weight for her age when she was brought unconscious to a children’s hospital in Sweden. Her parents had fed her a strict diet of just breast milk, fruit, […]

Most dieting blogs on social media ‘give bad advice’

Slimmers should not trust weight loss and diet advice on social media blogs, according to scientists. They found just one in nine of the most popular sites gave accurate information. Health experts claimed that social media bloggers often ‘offer inaccurate or biased diet advice’. Some touted opinion as fact and failed to provide evidence for […]