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 the complex 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 partners for engagement and future work with Government (including devolved countries), robustly showcasing the progressive actions of FDF members to key stakeholders enabling consumers to lead healthier lives and delivering on a range of collaborative industry-wide projects, including reformulation of products in support of public health goals and promoting best practice in workplace wellbeing.

Latest Publications

Feeding Change

This report summarises our continuing commitment to diet and health policy issues. It sets out examples of the great work that is going on in that field in countries across the UK. It is a record of real achievement and one of which we are all enormously proud.

Reformulation guide - Spotlight on Sugars - for small to medium sized companies

A free reformulation guide for small and medium sized companies developed by Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

This new guidance sets out the regulatory framework covering the reduction of sugars, key considerations when reducing sugars or using sugar replacers and factors affecting the consumer acceptability of sugar replacers. The guide covers the different challenges and opportunities in reducing sugars in the soft drinks, dairy and baked goods categories, and also discusses ingredient and labelling considerations.


Food and Drink Labelling: A tool to encourage healthier eating

Published November 2013

This publication is a resource for healthcare professionals about food and drink labelling as a tool to encourage healthier eating.

Download the Food and Drink Labelling: A tool to encourage healthier eating - pdf | 300Kb


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 utilised.

Download the Salt Reduction report - pdf | 2Mb


Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

Workplace Wellbeing Cover 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

Workplace Wellbeing: Resources

Three posters for employers to download and use to promote healthy lifestyles at work.

Download: Creating your own programme - pdf

Download: GDAs explained - pdf

Download: Get active and have fun! - pdf