Health and Wellbeing publications
The aim of our FDF's Health and Wellbeing Steering Group is to work
constructively with Government, regulators and others to help find solutions to
issues at the heart of the diet and health challenge here in the UK.
Key areas of work identified by the Steering Group this year include:
positioning FDF members as proactive delivery partners for the Public Health
Responsibility Deal; promoting industry's work to enable consumers to lead
delivering a positive outcome from EU nutrition labelling discussions; be
contributors to the Scottish Government's Obesity Strategy. FDF has produced
several publications promoting the work of FDF and our members in this area.
Delivering Healthy Growth
Published January 2013
This report shows the progress the food industry has made in empowering
consumers to make healthier choices.
Download the Delivering Healthy Growth report - pdf | 2Mb
Salt reduction report: Evaluation of Technological Approaches to Salt Reduction
Published July 2012
This Leatherhead Food Reseach report reviews current options for salt reduction
and identifies new and emerging technologies and ingredients that may be
Download the Salt Reduction report - pdf | 2Mb
Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit
Published April 2012
This toolkit provides practical guidance for employers on how to create, enhance
and promote your health and wellness programme in your workplace.
Download: Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit - pdf | 4.65Mb
View online: Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit
Workplace Wellbeing: Resources
Three posters for employers to download and use to promote healthy lifestyles at
Download: Creating your own programme - pdf
Download: GDAs explained - pdf
Download: Get active and have fun! - pdf
Food labelling for healthy eating
Published September 2011
Understanding the labels is a presenter for Health Care Professionals.
Download: Food labelling for healthy eating - pdf | 724kb
Industry in action on public health: Stepping up to the plate
Published March 2011
FDF is pleased to be a signatory of the Public Health Responsibility Deal and to
work in partnership with the Secretary of State and other stakeholders.
As this report highlights, members of the Food and Drink Federation have long
been 'stepping up to the plate' when it comes to the many different ways in
they have taken bold action in response to growing societal concerns about
complex public health issues such as obesity.
In this report:
Download: Stepping up to the plate - pdf |1.24Mb
Workplace Wellbeing: The Food Industry in Action
Published May 2010
Leading members of the Food and Drink Federation have long recognised that a
healthy, committed workforce is vital to business success.
Download: Workplace Wellbeing: The Food Industry in Action - pdf | 984kb
GDA Labels: Improving the food literacy of consumers
Published: April 2010
GDA labelling is an objective way of providing nutritional information and
helping consumers construct a healthy, balanced diet. This brochure covers:
Download Leaflet: GDA Labels: Improving the food literacy of consumers - pdf | 808kb
Workplace Wellbeing: The Facts
Published: December 2009
People are at the heart of every company. That's why the smartest businesses
have long recognised the importance of promoting the wellbeing of their
way beyond the traditional health and safety
agenda to develop initiatives in new areas such as diet and healthy lifestyles.
FDF and its members are proud of the positive actions our sector has taken to
promote the concept of workplace wellbeing. Our industry's pledge to establish
schemes that promoted healthier lifestyles was one of the commitments made in
Food and Health Manifesto, published in 2004. Since then our
leading members have been delivering on that
Download Leaflet: Workplace Wellbeing: The Facts - pdf | 808kb
Recipe for Change: Industry in action
Published: July 2009
The research is contained in this - 'Recipe for Change' - report published by
FDF, describes how food and drink manufacturers are developing new products,
refreshing old favourites, so that they are lower in calories, fat, or salt.
- Our recipe for change - by Melanie Leech, FDF
- Working in partnership - by Tim Smith, Food Standards Authority
- Health is good business - by Dr Susan Jebb OBE
- There are no simple changes - by Dr Steven Walker, Campden BRI
- Consumers are being well served - by David Jago, Mintel
- Case Studies - reformulation - featuring industry case studies from apetito, Baxters Food Group, Britvic
Soft Drinks, Kellogg's, Kingsmill, Kraft Foods, Mars Food UK, McCain, Macphie
Glenbervie, Nairns, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Premier Foods, United Biscuits, Unilever
Download the full PDF report: Recipe for Change - pdf | 994kb
The Facts: Science behind Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs)
Published: June 2009
Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) are intended to translate science into consumer
friendly information and provide guidelines to help consumers put the nutrition
information they read on a food label into the context of their overall diet.
GDAs began life in 1996 as Daily Guideline Intakes for use by the Ministry of
Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF).
Download Leaflet: The Facts: Science behind Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) - pdf | 103kb
Workplace Wellbeing: The food industry in action
Published: March 2009
Food and drink manufacturers have long recognised the importance of ensuring
wellbeing of the people who work in their manufacturing sites and offices,
is why FDF's leading members have pledged to develop workplace schemes that
healthy diets and lifestyles.
The food industry wants to be an exemplar in this area. FDF's members are proud
positive actions that we have already taken to promote workplace wellbeing -
find some of our schemes showcased in this booklet.
Download Booklet: Workplace Wellbeing: The food industry in action - pdf | 60kb
Seven Voices: GDA Labels make a real difference
Published: January 2009
Three years ago, there was little nutritional information carried on the front
of most food and drink products sold in the UK. Today, that has all changed.
The most widely adopted scheme in the UK is based on GDAs – Guideline Daily
Amounts – and our leadership in this market has prompted the European
propose a similar approach to nutritional labelling for its European-wide food
As well as outlining the progress being made to increase the use of GDA
information on the front of food and drink packs here in the UK, this report
1.6Mb) will explain why we believe adding traffic lights on top of GDA labels
unlikely to help shoppers further.
Seven Voices: GDA Labels make a real difference - pdf | 1.6Mb
Health and Wellbeing: Our Ambition
Published: December 2008
Members of the Food and Drink Federation
share society's concerns about the health
of the nation, particularly in relation to rising
obesity levels, and are absolutely committed
to playing a positive role in responding to this
Our commitment is long-standing: we
published our first health and wellbeing
action plan way back in 2004. And in 2007 we
established a Health and Wellbeing Steering
Group 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.
Download: Health and Wellbeing: Our Ambition - pdf | 128kb
Salt: The Facts
Published: August 2008
Salt reduction has long been a priority for
members of the Food and Drink Federation
– with some sectors having started their
reformulation efforts way back in the 1980s.
Our work has accelerated since 2004,
when FDF and its members unveiled a health
and wellbeing action plan that emphasised
our industry's commitment to reducing the
levels of sugar, fat and salt in our products.
Download Leaflet: Salt: The Facts - pdf | 235kb
Nutritional Labelling: The Facts
Published: July 2008
UK food and drink manufacturers have long
recognised the importance of providing
consumers with clear on-pack nutrition
information as a powerful tool for helping them
make better-informed choices and improving
their overall food literacy.
Since the launch of the UK industry's health and
wellbeing action plan in 2004, FDF has been
encouraging its members to provide a full
nutrition declaration on the back of their
packs. We estimate that more than 85% of
UK-produced, pre-packed foods now carry
detailed nutrition labelling.
Download: Nutritional Labelling: The Facts - pdf | 198kb
Healthy Eating Toolkit
Published: July 2008
This Healthy Eating Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting healthy
eating in companies as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) helped develop this Healthy Eating Toolkit
in response to the growing concerns of employers who wish to promote healthy
eating among their employees as part of an integrated health and wellbeing
programme. This practical guide incorporates
thought leadership, and examples of best practice, from members of the FDF
chaired Healthy Eating Steering Group as well as Business in the Community and
Food and Drink Federation.
Download: Health Eating Toolkit - pdf | 1Mb