Three things we’ve learned this week

A round-up of this week’s obesity news

One: Rail companies accused of fuelling the obesity crisis

The Times newspaper has investigated catering on Scottish trains, concluding that rail companies are failing to offer healthy options for their passengers.

Shockingly, it is impossible to buy a salad on any train in Scotland. One operator, Cross Country, did not stock any fruit, but offered a wide range of confectionery. Catering trolleys were found to be loaded with high-sugar snacks rather than nutritious alternatives.

Read more here.


Two: Issue two of our print magazine launched

Featuring guest writers Liz Jones, Tanya Gold and Leo McKinstry, the second issue of our print magazine launched this week. We take a closer look at obesity in the NHS; the complex and emotional issue of fat shaming; get to grips with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and how it can help treat obesity; as well as hearing the inspiring story of one man who has lost 20 stone.

You can get hold of your free copy here.


Three: Springwatch and Bake-off are unlikely to collaborate anytime soon

The nation’s favourite The Great British Bake-Off has come under fire from an unlikely source this week.

Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan slammed the programme, claiming it celebrates obesity. She said: “You read all the time these articles damning sugar and talking about obesity problems and they are piling it into these massive cakes. It’s not a show I switch on.”