The objective of the study was to investigate how food commercials influence children's food choices. Twenty-three children ages 8-14 years provided taste and health ratings for 60 food items. Subsequently, these children were scanned with the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging while making food choices (ie, “eat” or “not eat”) after watching food and nonfood television commercials.

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms for Packaged and Fast Food, 29/07/2016. Some cases of violation of food safety norms have come to the notice of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Although, no separate data for foreign and Indian companies is maintained centrally by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), as per the information made available by State/UT Governments, the details of samples of food items collected, tested, found not conforming and action taken during the years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 are at Annexure-I, II and III respectively.

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government is considering emulating the Kerala government's move to impose a 14.5% 'fat tax' on burgers, pizzas and other junk food sold in restaurants chains, to raise mor

There has been a trend towards increased dining out in many countries. Consuming food prepared out of the home has been linked to poor diet quality, weight gain, and diabetes risk, but whether having meals prepared at home (MPAH) is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains unknown.

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In May 2010, 192 Member States endorsed Resolution WHA63.14 to restrict the marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverage products high in saturated fats, trans fatty acids, free sugars and/or salt to children and adolescents globally. We examined the actions taken between 2010 and early 2016 – by civil society groups, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional offices, other United Nations (UN) organizations, philanthropic institutions and transnational industries – to help decrease the prevalence of obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases among young people.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nestle India Ltd Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/12/2015 regarding testing of Maggi noodles.

Court directed that the samples earlier collected by the Local Commissioner appointed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, shall be sent to the Mysore laboratory for testing. The test reports shall be produced before the court.

The home is one place where people can control what foods are available and how the environment is arranged. Given the impact of environments on health, the objective of this study is to determine whether the presence of foods on a person’s kitchen counter are associated with their body mass index (BMI).

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The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found lead contamination in fresh batches of Nestlé India's Maggi noodles tested over the last two months.

लखनऊ। मैगी नूडल्स के बाद अब सनफीस्ट ट्राई कलर पास्ता में भी सीसा (लेड) की मात्रा अधिक पायी गई है। खाद्य सुरक्षा एवं औषधि प्रशासन विभाग द्वारा लिए गए नमूने को जांच के बाद असुरक्षित घोषित कर दिया गया

The country's apex consumer dispute re dressal commission NCDRC, on Monday admit ted the Centre's complain against Nestle India seeking Rs 640 crore for its alleged unfair trade and deceptive pract