Entries by Katie Sillars

Pizza Power Kids on healthier kids’ menu in Fullers pubs

The large UK independent pub chain, Fullers, spring into healthy eating action with the launch of an innovative healthier kids’ menu across 136 sites in June. Developed by Scottish start-up Eat Balanced, their Pizza Power Kids range, means that children enjoy one of their favourite foods, without knowing it’s better for them. “There is no […]

Eat Balanced are finalists for two Scottish food and drink awards

We’re delighted to announce that we have been short-listed for two Scottish food and drink awards this year. Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2016 Commitment to Health sponsored by Rowett Institute Eat Balanced is among 48 Scottish food and drink businesses that have been selected to feature on the ultimate shortlist, as the finalists for the renowned […]

Sugar Drinks Tax – will it really work?

We recently commented on the UK Government’s report calling for Bold and Brave action to tackle childhood obesity.  This included a number of recommendations, including a sugar drinks tax on full sugar soft drinks.  With George Osborne’s recent announcement in the March 2016 budget to introduce a 20% tax on high sugar soft drinks, we […]

Childhood obesity – bold and brave action

The UK Government’s Health Committee recently released their report “Childhood obesity – bold and brave action”. It calls for urgent action on treating obesity and it’s consequences, which costs the government £5.1bn every year, and has suggested a number of recommendations. New UK Government on childhood obesity Did you know that one fifth of children […]

Scottish attitudes to healthy eating

Food Standard’s Scotland (FSS) recently released the survey results on Scottish people’s attitude to diet and health.  The findings will be used to help inform the development of FSS diet policy, including approaches to consumer messaging on healthy eating.   Here’s some of the highlights. Consumer understanding of healthy eating When someone says or you see […]

The healthyliving award for the food service sector

The healthyliving award is a national award for the food service sector in Scotland. Eating out plays an important part in people’s lives and what people are increasingly looking for is good healthier food.  We’re delighted that our Pizza Power Kids’ range ticks all the boxes for the healthyliving award. Putting Caterers and Parents on […]

Our thoughts on fast food outlets near schools

Do you remember the excitement of going to ‘big’ school and being allowed to venture out to the shops at lunchtime? The freedom to venture outside the school gates is a big bonus for older children.  However, with more fast food outlets situated near schools and marketing foods high in fat, salt and sugar, is […]