Chris Snowdon comments in The Sun

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Sun today following the news that a daily glass of wine or pint reduces your chances of having a heart attack by a third. In the article Chris comments that these latest findings prove that Dame Sally Davies' assertion ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon is quoted in the Daily Mail

Fatty and sugary food should be sold in plain paper wrappers to stop people overeating, a leading scientist said yesterday. Cigarettes can only be sold in plain packaging without branding, under laws that come into full effect this year. But with obesity a rising health problem, foods such as chocolate and crisps should be given same ... Continue reading
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Chris Snowdon writes for The Conservative

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs and author of the IEA’s new report Cheap as Chips, has written for The Conservative about the report’s findings. In his article Chris argues that with food prices at historic lows and incomes at historic highs, the idea that British people are fat ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon writes for The Spectator Health

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs and author of the IEA's new report Cheap as Chips, has written for The Spectator about the report's findings. In his article Chris argues that 'cheap junk food' is not so cheap in relative terms. The appeal of Big Macs, ready meals, frozen ... Continue reading
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New IEA report features in the Daily Express

The IEA’s new report Cheap as Chips that finds healthy food is cheaper than junk food has featured in The Daily Express today. In the article the report's finding that healthy food is mostly cheaper than junk food is cited. Therefore it is "simply wrong" that cost is driving poor nutrition and obesity. Price is ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The Telegraph

The IEA’s new report Cheap as Chips that finds healthy food is cheaper than junk food has featured in The Telegraph today. The article quotes the report's conclusion that ultimately price is not the main driver of unhealthy food consumption. Instead consumers are often prepared to pay more for taste and convenience. The popular belief ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The i

The IEA’s new report Cheap as Chips that finds healthy food is cheaper than junk food has featured in The i today. The article references the report's findings that healthy and nutritious food is actually cheaper to buy than junk food. The report debunks studies which claim that healthy food is more expensive and argues ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in the Daily Mail

The IEA’s new report Cheap as Chips that finds healthy food is cheaper than junk food has featured in The Daily Mail today. In the article the report's findings that a healthy diet of rice, fruit, vegetables, muesli and chicken is cheaper gram for gram than burgers, crisps and ready meals, is cited. £1 spent ... Continue reading
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New IEA report features in the Daily Mirror

The IEA’s new report Cheap as Chips that finds healthy food is cheaper than junk food has featured in The Daily Mirror today. The article cites the report's findings that gram-for-gram ready meals, pizzas and burgers were more expensive than fresh fruit and vegetables. A price comparison of 78 products from two major supermarkets revealed ... Continue reading

New IEA report features in The Times

The IEA's new report Cheap as Chips that finds healthy food is cheaper than junk food has featured in The Times today. The article cites the report's findings that the cheapest ready meals, pizzas, burgers and sugary breakfast cereals cost more than £2 per kilogram, while typical fruit and vegetables cost less than that. Healthy ... Continue reading