All news articles for January 2018

Consumers are looking online for insight but are confused by the answers they are finding ©iStock/ArtemSam

Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

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Could melatonin promote healthy ageing?

By Tim Cutcliffe

Lack of melatonin has been widely linked to sleep disorders and disturbances in the human circadian rhythm or body clock. But the hormone may also benefit sleep-related aspects of other conditions, say researchers.

Fit Kitchen is bringing better nutrition to the ready meals category

Fit Kitchen talks nutrition, diversification and growth

By Katy Askew

UK start-up Fit Kitchen launched in January last year. Today, its low-calorie, high-protein ready meals are available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Booths. FoodNavigator caught up with co-founder and managing director Phil Pinnell to find out how...

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PEEK INSIDE: IPAWC + PROBIOTA 2018, BARCELONA 7-9 FEBRUARY

Depression: A new role for probiotics in nutritional psychiatry?

By Tim Cutcliffe

The possibility that probiotics could be a new tool in fighting depression is gaining increasing attention in nutritional psychiatry, says Caroline Wallace ahead of her talk at the IPA World Congress + Probiota 2018 next month.

TricorBraun and Roar Ambition partner on visually disruptive packaging for new sports pre-workout supplement 4 Gauge. ©Roar Ambition

E-commerce: Targeted sports nutrition packaging key to sales boost

By Will Chu

Flexible pouches are not first choice for supplement product packaging, according to Roar Ambition, a UK-based sports nutrition firm company which believes its new pre-workout formula product has the “visual disruption” to compete on a crowded e-commerce...

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