Currently only 9% of adults meet the recommended amount of fibre. In 2015 the government increased the dietary recommendation from 24g to 30g per day and since then there has been very little change in the UK population intake. Over the years government policy has focused on reducing the amount of calories, salt and sugar we consume, but there has been little focus on increasing foods and nutrients we need more of. The FDF and its members are committed to proactively bridge the gap between fibre intakes and the dietary recommendation with an industry led initiative. Our ‘Action on Fibre’ pledges introduce a range of commitments which our members have taken to help bridge this gap.

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Focus on Fibre webinar 29th September 2pm – 3pm

Interested in increasing the fibre content of your recipes? Join this webinar to learn from industry experts about fibre, its functionality and applications in different sectors of the food industry. Take the opportunity to learn about the role of fibre within food manufacturing. Learn about functional fibres and how they play a starring role in reformulation by helping to not only increase fibre but also reduce levels of fat, sugar and calories to meet UK nutritional targets.

There will be a Q&A session at the end to allow you to discuss your reformulation queries with our experts.

We are delighted to have input from Dr Janice Taylor, Programme lead Food Science, Glasgow Caledonian University. Paul McKnight, Research & Development Manager at Macphie of Glenbervie and Jennifer Clarke, Business Development Manager and Chew Tan, Applications Manager at Daymer Foods.

 

Click here for more details and to sign up.

FDF Scotland has shared a new podcast 'Focus on Fibre'

FDF Scotland's latest podcast, Focus on Fibre, is now available to listen to.

Fibre is often the forgotten part of our diet, but it has the opportunity to be a solution to many reformulation challenges. This podcast discusses what fibre is, our current intake levels and the role and functionality of fibres within food manufacturing. 

The podcast is hosted by FDF Scotland’s Reformulation for Health Programme. We have input from:
Jisun Lee, Head of Innovation, EDME Food Ingredients
- Amy Glass RNutr, UK Diet and Health Policy Manager, FDF
Joanne Burns Reformulation for Health Manager, FDF Scotland
- Harriet Heath Reformulation Executive, FDF Scotland

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Fibre

Fibre is an important part of our diet, with many health benefits and we don’t eat enough.

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Action on Fibre signatories

Find out who’s signed up to the FDF’s Action on Fibre initiative.

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Action on Fibre case studies

FDF members are taking action to increase fibre intakes – see some great examples here.

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Webinar: Focus on Fibre

Interested in increasing the fibre content of your recipes? Join this webinar to learn from industry experts about fibre, its functionality and applications in different sectors of the food industry.

29 September 2021

14:00 - 15:00

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