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Why sugar warnings could make us more unhealthy - Reading in the news Wed 9 Aug

Release Date 09 August 2017

Would sugar warnings on food packaging just confuse us more?

Here is today's round-up of media coverage featuring the University of Reading.


NSS results: Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell is quoted in his role as chairman of Hefce’s student information advisory group in a number of stories, including in TES and Evening Express, about the results of the National Student Survey. The University of Reading has today published its results. Read our news story

Sugar regulations: Visiting Professor Julian Cooper (Food and Nutritional Sciences) explained to BBC Berkshire (1 hr 20 mins) the use, and confusion, of nutritional information on food packaging, after a recommendation to use a traffic light system was ignored by the breakfast cereal companies.

Roman migration: BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 39 mins 43 secs) interviewed Professor Mike Fulford (Archaeology) about how racially diverse Roman Britain was, following a social media row over the subject. Read more about research on this subject done at the University of Reading in this blog post published by Dr Matthew Nicholls (Classics) on the University’s Connecting Research blog.

Other coverage


  • The University is sponsoring the Young Person of the Year category in the Pride of Reading awards. Get Reading continues its coverage of the awards by profiling a teenage cheerleading coach in this category
  • Reading sessional lecturer Professor Colin Gray (Politics and International Relations),  is described as the ‘most near-faultless strategist alive’ by US Defence Secretary General Mattis in the Foreign Policy’s Quote of the Day article
  • Research (Food and Nutritional Sciences) showing blueberries can boost memory is featured in a True Viral News piece
  • MSN and the Hindustan Times runs the University’s story (Meteorology) about climate change increasing severe turbulence for aeroplanes in its travel section. Professor Paul Williams also gave an interview to Good Morning America on Monday. Read more about his research in our news story.



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