Fibre February Webinar: Working together to help bridge the gap between dietary intakes and fibre recommendations

28 February 2024

For this years Fibre February, the FDF are hosting a webinar to talk about the importance of partnership in bridging the gap between fibre intakes and the dietary recommendation.

In 2021, the FDF launched the Action on Fibre initiative. In  just one year, our member signatories provided an additional 7.2 billion servings of fibre to the UK population through new products launched and adding fibre to existing products.

More needs to be done to help bridge the gap, and we believe working in collaboration with partners across industry, health NGOs and many others is key to make this happen. Join this webinar to hear from a range of expert speakers on how stakeholders can work together to make this happen.


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Speaker profiles:

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Chair: Amy Glass, Head of UK Diet and Health Policy, Food and Drink Federation

Amy is a Registered Nutritionist and Head of UK Diet and Health Policy at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). At FDF Amy is responsible for the development and promotion of industry policy in diet, health and nutrition, including product reformulation and the UK obesity strategies. This includes liaison with food companies to develop cross-industry policy positions and responding to consultations.  Amy advises FDF members on scientific, technological, regulatory and political developments in respect of these policies and promotes industry’s work to wider stakeholders, including government officials and NGOs.

Fiyin Makinwa, ANutr, Senior Diet and Health Executive, Food and Drink Federation

Fiyin is an Associate Registered Nutritionist and Senior Diet and Health Executive at the Food and Drink Federation. Fiyin studied Nutrition and completed a master’s in Food Technology. Since January 2021, Fiyin has been working in the Diet and Health team at the FDF supporting on key areas such as UK obesity strategy and the launch of the FDF Action on Fibre initiative.

Melanie Hargraves, RD, Wellbeing Market Activation Leader, Kellanova

Melanie Hargraves is Wellbeing Market Activation Lead for Kellanova. A Registered Dietitian and nutrition professional, she has over 10 years of experience working in nutrition across a range of roles, spanning both private practice and broader industry experience


Claire Theobald BA (Hons) QTS, Education Services Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Claire develops educational materials, and delivers training, to support the teaching of healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from in primary schools. Claire acts as a consultant to review, develop and evaluate educational materials and programmes for independent and government organisations, as well as the British Nutrition Foundation’s Corporate Members. Claire is Lead for the British Nutrition Foundation’s annual Healthy Eating Week, Chair of the four Education Working Groups and part of the Foundation’s Communications Strategy Group.


Harriet Heath, Reformulation for Health Executive, FDF Scotland 

Harriet works on FDF Scotland’s Reformulation for Health programme, which provides free support to help Scottish SME food and drink manufacturers make their products healthier. She provides support and technical guidance on the reformulation process, working with many types of organisations within the Reformul8 Partnership. She is passionate about addressing health and social inequalities through improving available nutrition to all, and holds an MSc in Food Bioscience.

Fibre February Webinar: Working together to help bridge the gap between dietary intakes and fibre recommendations