Richard Benyon, British richest MP who lectured families on food waste, gives bread to the poor through the window of his manor

Let them eat leftovers: Minister who lectured families on food waste plays Lord of the Manor handing bread to the poor through the WINDOW of his manor Richard Benyon claims the average family wastes 50 of food a monthNamed country's wealthiest MP, worth an estimated 110millionHe told people to read storage labels properly and keep fruit in the fridgePrime Minister insists the government is helping struggling families . The government has been stung by criticism that it is out of touch after Mr Benyon claimed the average family wastes food worth 50-a-month. The minister suggested people were wrong to keep fruit in a bowl and instead should be packed in the fridge Mr Benyon, who is the heir to the Englefield Estate near Reading in Berkshire, was accused of being out of touch Mr Benyon told MPS: ‘We have been needlessly throwing away enormous amounts of food when it is perfectly safe to eat it

Diners order less when they know how much exercise would be needed to burn off their meal

Struggling to say no to dessert We make healthier food choices if we see how much EXERCISE it takes to burn off a meal Diners choose less calories when shown exercise needed to burn it off But knowing calories in food does not affect calories we eat at restaurants By Nick Mcdermott, Science Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 24 April 2013 For those of us that struggle to say no to dessert, a reminder of the consequences might help us when we need to resist temptation. Researchers found that when diners were shown the amount of exercise needed to burn off an item of food on a menu, they chose a less calorific option. However if they were simply provided with nutritional data, they failed to opt for healthier selections.

Doctors talk as if we"re not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don"t understand what they are being told

Doctors talk as if we're not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don't understand what they are being told Annual NHS survey shows care has improved overall since last yearBut campaigners still disappointed by some of the results A fifth of patients didn't necessarily trust the doctor treating them By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 05:21 GMT, 17 April 2013 One in four patients says their doctors talk over them as if they weren’t there, according to a major survey. A fifth didn’t necessarily trust the doctor treating them while a third couldn’t always understand what they were being told. One in ten said there weren’t enough nurses and one in five was not always treated with dignity

Salt-filled sandwiches! Lunches from High Street chains have same amount as ten packets of crisps

Salt-filled sandwiches! Lunches from High Street chains have same amount as ten packets of crispsWrap from EAT contained 4.8g of salt while Pret a Manger wrap had 4.6gA 32.5g bag of Walkers Ready Salted crisps contained less than 0.5gResearchers found high salt levels in more than half of 664 tested dishesThree Pizza Hut dishes contained maximum daily allowance of 6g of saltAverage salt consumption in UK is 8.1g amid calls for suppliers to cut levels By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 23:00 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 12 March 2013 Sandwiches sold by leading High Street food chains contain as much salt as ten bags of crisps, health campaigners have warned. A Peking duck wrap from EAT was found to contain 4.8g of salt, while a Swedish meatball hot wrap from Pret a Manger contained 4.6g of salt. In contrast, a 32.5g bag of Walkers Ready Salted crisps contained less than 0.5g of salt.

Shoppers who buy organic food are LESS likely to be helpful to other people, study claims

Shoppers who buy organic food are LESS likely to be helpful to other people, study claims By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:36 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 18 February 2013 Buying organic foods may make you less likely to show kindness to others, researchers claim. This is because using organic products makes people feel more secure about themselves, weakening the urge to act unselfishly, says US psychologist Dr Kendall Eskine. It also makes them judge immoral behaviour more harshly, his team reports in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Is this the ultimate diet carb? The rice with just 8 calories in every bowl

Is this the ultimate diet carb The rice with just 8 calories in every bowl One portion of Slim Rice is said to make you feel full for four hours By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 23:00 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 16 February 2013 New product Slim Rice is said to have only 7.7 calories per 100g compared to 350 calories in white basmati rice For anyone trying to stick to a diet, carbohydrates are usually the enemy. But one type of rice is flying off the shelves, because it has virtually no calories.

Health minister Anna Soubry says obesity is linked to class

The poor are more likely to be obese, says health minister Death of the dinner table means more eat junk food in front of the television By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Anna Soubry says parents should ensure children have proper meals Poor families are more likely to be obese, a health minister has said. Anna Soubry said children were suffering because of an ‘an abundance of bad food’ in their homes.

David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking too much Coca-Cola

David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking 'excessive' amounts of Coca-ColaPrime Minister challenged over high levels of sugar in junk foodLabour MP Keith Vaz warns of obesity epidemic By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:29 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 17 January 2013 It is a problem which will be familiar to many parents: how to curb junk food. Today David Cameron lifted the lid on his own battle to stop his three children drinking too many fizzy drinks

Eric Pickles: Government department spends extra 10,000 on biscuits

It takes the biscuit! Government department spends extra 10,000 on snacks (and guess what, it's headed by Eric Pickles) He promised to ban free food and drink at meetings shorter than four hoursLabour's Diane Abbott reveals expenditure and says biscuit bill must be cut | UPDATED: 14:45 GMT, 30 December 2012 One of Mr Pickles' 50 cost-cutting tips to councils was 'stop providing free food and drink at meetings' Cost-cutting minister Eric Pickles' biscuit bill is up 10,000 on last year as his department spent 42,225 of taxpayers money in just seven months. It comes as Mr Pickles said he had banned refreshments from being served at departmental meetings unless they go on for more than four hours

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research

Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts. One in three admitted to dealing with fussy eaters by bribing them with a sweet treat, a new survey has revealed.