Health and Wellbeing

Members of the Food and Drink Federation take their responsibility to tackle public health issues very seriously. Members are committed to playing a positive role in addressing these issues, particularly in relation to the rising obesity levels.

The aim of our Health and Wellbeing Steering Group is to work constructively with Government, regulators and others to help find solutions to the complex issues at the heart of the diet and health challenge here in the UK.

The Group aims to drive forward the Food and Health Manifesto commitments unveiled by the industry in 2004. Much progress has been made in delivering on these commitments, particularly in areas such as front-of-pack nutrition labelling, workplace wellbeing and product reformulation, where the UK is widely acknowledged to be leading the world.

Call for sugars alternatives

Do you have a product or ingredient that could help manufacturers reduce sugar in their foods or drinks? Enter the details here if you would like your product to be included in a database for FDF and BRC members to use as part of their sugar reduction efforts. Find out more (pdf)


Sugars in our diets

Information on reducing sugars in the diet and approaches taken by industry.

Find out more about Food Facts - Sugar in our diets


Childhood Obesity Plan

In August 2016 the government published their childhood obesity plan which aims to significantly reduce obesity within the next ten years. View the Childhood Obesity Plan and our obesity position statement for more information.


Health and Wellbeing 

Health and Wellbeing report 2015

FDF and its members have a commitment to help consumers achieve a balanced diet within a healthy lifestyle informed by robust, up-to-date science. In this brochure we bring together a handful of the achievements of food and drink businesses in the UK.

Find out more about the Health and Wellbeing report


Food and Drink Labelling

Food and Drink Labelling guide

With this guide we aim to de-mystify some of the changes that have been introduced under this legislation; in doing so we hope to equip healthcare professionals with information to help their patients adapt to the new food labels and use them with confidence.

Find out more about the Food and Drink Labelling guide