Author: Margaret McLachlan

By Niki BezzantWhat is an ultra-processed food?The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ (UPFs) describes foods that have been through industrial processing, resulting in energy-dense products which are high in sugar, unhealthy fats and salt. The NOVA food classification system  is the first to come up with a formal definition...

This systematic review examines the differential potential exposure and impact of unhealthy food advertising to children according to socio-economic position (SEP) and/or ethnicity. Most studies (n = 19) revealed a higher potential exposure or a greater potential impact of unhealthy food advertising among ethnic minority or...

By Niki Bezzant What is hemp?Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant. It’s been cultivated for thousands of years for its fibre, edible seeds, edible oil, lubricant, and for use as a fuel.The hemp plant is highly versatile. It’s been used for centuries to...