Are Major Food Giants Such As Coca- Cola & Nestle Shunning Responsibility For Their Products?

Recent accusations appear to be suggesting that the likes of Coca- Cola, Nestle, PersiCo and Mars (to name a few) may be side- stepping promises made to make their products less ‘fattening’. In other words, they said they would make their food and drinks less calorific and generally  better for your health, and have they…apparently not. This deal was made with the UK government under the ‘responsibility deal’, but it seems they have largely failed to reduce sugar content and calories. Coca- Cola have apparently reduced sugar in Sprite, but would not amend the recipe for Coke which contains 9g of sugar!! So should we be giving the food companies the opportunity to ignore demands that are in the best interest of the public, or should we take control and govern this in the way a government should!?


Mail Online, (2014). The bitter truth about pledges to cut sugar: Food giants including Coca-Cola and Nestle accused of side-stepping promises to make products less fattening. Retrieved 2nd June, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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