The FDF has today (Monday 14 May) published a new report Feeding Change demonstrating the progress its members have made to support people in making healthier choices.
Over the past five years FDF members have reduced energy in the average basket by 5.5% and sugars by 12.1%. During the lifetime of the latest salt targets (2012-2017) FDF’s members have reduced salt content by a further 11.4%, continuing to build on more than 15 years of steady reformulation work. (Kantar Worldpanel UK data for FDF total membership).
Using individual company case studies, the report highlights a range of industry action; from reformulating products to reduce salt, fat and sugar, to limiting portion sizes and innovating to bring new, healthier options to the market.
Kate Halliwell, FDF Head of UK Diet and Health Policy said: “At a time when one in three children are leaving primary school overweight or obese, industry’s ground-breaking work to tackle this issue is more important than ever.
“In this report, we aim to provide a snapshot of the great work FDF members have done to improve the nation’s diet. FDF and its members recognise they have a role to play in tackling obesity, but we cannot do it alone. Through continued collaboration with Governments across the UK and other industry stakeholders, we are committed to being part of the solution and to improving the nation’s diet – and our commitment is demonstrated in this new report.”