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Covid-19 Exposes People to Food Insecurity Part 1: Food Banks and Charities in the UK

Food before coronavirus seemed more accessible than ever before. With online grocery shopping and your favourite meals being only a swipe away! It’s hard to comprehend with such advances in food accessibility that people in the UK still go hungry every day with many people skipping meals just to make…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

How can we care for our food behaviours during lockdown?

By Laura Fuller & Devon Marnoch

With the current uncertainty in the world surrounding COVID-19, it is understandable that many people are experiencing heightened stress. From gym closures to working from home, the current changes in our daily routines may be challenging. This is an especially testing time for those…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

The Viral Virus Part 3: Companies cashing in on the crisis

There have always been a plethora of products branding health benefits without evidence to back them up. With the rise of COVID-19, we have observed an increasing number of products with 'immune-boosting' or 'virus preventing' claims.  It seems some companies want to take the business with false nutrition claims…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

The Viral Virus Part 2: How are marketed health claims managed?

Have you ever wondered how products achieve the right to include certified health claims on their packaging? Traditionally products or supplements that claim certain health benefits are assessed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).  EFSA rigorously investigate health claims to ensure products are safe and are marketed accurately.…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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