Combo meal deals and price discounts on fast food encourage us to eat more junk. It’s time for policy action

Australians love to eat out, especially fast food. About a third of household food budgets are spent on food prepared outside the home, with most of us consuming it on average two or three times a week.

The high level of fast food consumption in Australia is a serious health concern. Accordingly, the marketing tactics of the fast food industry warrant close attention.

Our new study, published today, examined the price promotions offered by the biggest fast food chains in Australia.

We found the “combination meal deals” and “limited time” offers from the major chains provide strong

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You Can Get Paid $100,000 To Eat Tacos

There is a certain pleasure that comes with eating food but there’s an even more special pleasure with eating tacos. Perhaps it’s not backed by science, but I stand by it, and it seems McCormick agrees because they want to pay someone $100,000 to eat tacos. This is not a drill.

Consider this your official call out because the brand wants to hire a Director of Taco Relations and wants only true taco fanatics to apply. If that sounds like you or someone you know, the application process is all online but you should know there are some particular responsibilities

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Best Restaurants at Reagan National Airport: Places to Eat & Drink at DCA

Airport food doesn’t have to be boring.

If vacation starts the moment you set foot in an airport, that means your first vacation meal could be coming from the sea of pre-packaged sandwiches and salads found at newsstands. But at DC’s Reagan National Airport, the smaller of the two airports serving the DMV, that doesn’t have to be the case.

The food options here are relatively concentrated, but if you know what you’re looking for, they can be quite iconic as well. We’ve rounded up the restaurants and quick-service spots in DCA that are worth your time and your money,

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Growing farmers market options help Humble, Kingwood residents eat healthy

Local markets

Redemption Square Farmers & Specialty Market

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Generation Park, 250 Assay Street, Houston

Kingwood Farmers Market

When: Thursday 2 p.m.-6 p.m. in Standard Time, 3 p.m.-7 pm during Daylight Savings Time

Where: Town Center Park. 8 N. Main Street, Kingwood

Fall Creek Farmers’ Market

When: Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Drive, Humble

Eagle Springs Farmers’ Market

When: Tuesday 3-7 p.m.

Where: Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Parkway, Atascocita

The Groves Marketplace

When: Thursday 3-7 p.m.

Where: The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy, Atascocita

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Banning junk food adverts will help people make healthier choices about what they eat

Banning junk food adverts will help people make healthier choices about what they eat

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Banning junk food ads must be the start, rather than the end, of a multipronged national effort equal to the growing size of the obesity and health challenge.

The news that the government is advancing its plans to restrict TV and online junk food advertising is the culmination of years of work by clinicians, campaigners, and people living with obesity. As the Chair of the APPG on Obesity, I’m delighted the government is taking this step in the right direction on the largest post-pandemic public health challenge.

I have seen

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5 things to eat and drink in Boston right now


Including cocktail trees, grilled cheese, and a sake/beer collab.

A cocktail tree at Strega North End. Strega North End

Wondering what to eat and drink in Boston this weekend? The Dish is a weekly guide to five things in the local restaurant and bar scene that are on my radar right now. Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] to let me know what other dishes and drinks I should check out.

“Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain,” is set to hit theaters July 16, and if the trailer is any indication, I’ll probably be shedding plenty of tears

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Let them eat cake? – Tue, June 15 2021

Editorial board (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●  
Tue, June 15 2021

One thing COVID-19 has taught governments and political leaders around the world is that helping the poor is the most sensible thing to do during this seemingly never-ending pandemic.

That is likely what drove leaders of major world economies to take fiscal action, like when United States President Joe Biden decided to sign the US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law in March.

The move was surprising considering Biden’s credentials as a centrist whom many expected to be a fiscal conservative. But he certainly knows that in a

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Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food?

Australian adults get around one-third of their energy intake from junk foods.

Also known as discretionary foods, these include foods such as biscuits, cakes, sausages, sugar-sweetened drinks and alcohol.

Unhealthy diets are a key reason why almost one in every three adults in Australia is obese. Excess weight also increases risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Our new research, published today in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, has found personalised nutrition advice, compared to usual dietary advice, helped adults to eat less junk food.

What is personalised nutrition?

Personalised nutrition involves

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Let’s Eat: Our New Food & Drink Editor is Ready to Dig In


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I can trace most of my life back through memories of food — probably because I tend to mark most occasions, good or bad, with a meal. Last year, before restaurants shut down but after my daughter found out that her senior-year trip to Europe had officially been canceled, we got angry at COVID together over pasta and garlic bread at The Saucy Noodle. When indoor dining came to a halt a week later, I drove to La Fogata for

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Organic sales surge as consumers look for healthy options to eat at home during the pandemic

Within organic, food and beverage sales increased 12.8% in 2020 to $56.4bn – nearly three times the 4.6% growth to $50bn in 2019 and its highest since 2008, OTA found in its 2021 Organic Industry Survey​ of nearly 200 companies conducted by the Nutrition Business Journal and released today.

The uptick in organic sales mirrors that of overall food and beverage retail sales, which the report found grew twice as fast in 2020 at 4.9% compared to 2.6% in 2019 to reach $1.4 trillion last year. This also reflects the shift in food consumption to the home during the

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