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 Diet and Health Committee 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.

Significant progress has been made in delivering on our 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 displayed on the FDF website and promoted to manufacturers to support their sugar reduction efforts.
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FDF health report – Feeding Change 2018

FDF and its members have a commitment to help consumers achieve a balanced diet within a healthy lifestyle. FDF's Feeding Change report demonstrates the progress its members have made to support people in making healthier choices.

Find out more about the Health and Wellbeing report »

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 childhood obesity within the next ten years.

View: Childhood obesity: a plan for action »
View: Our childhood obesity position statement »

In June 2018, the government published chapter 2 of their childhood obesity plan. This sets a 'national ambition to halve childhood obesity and significantly reduce the gap between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030'.

View the Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 »

Scotland's Obesity Prevention Plan

In July 2018, the Scottish government published their obesity prevention plan 'A Healthier Future'. This includes an ambition, similarly to England, to halve childhood obesity by 2030 and reduce health inequalities.

View 'A Healthier Future – Scotland's Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan' »

Food and Drink

Food and Drink Labelling guide

A handy guide explaining the changes introduced in 2014 and how to read and interpret both front and back-of-pack labels. Ideal for healthcare professionals working with patients.

Find out more about the Food and Drink Labelling guide »