Food Network

The core commitment, “We will support and enable people to adopt a healthier diet”, provides a framework for the work of the network.

The network is chaired by Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of Oxford. Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health provides Ministerial support.

The network includes a high level steering group overseeing its work and task specific working groups as required.

See the Food Network and High Level Steering Group Terms of Reference

See members of the high level steering group

See papers from the high level steering group

Please go to the ‘Pledges’ tab for a list of the partners signed up to the food pledges

Further information on the salt targets review is available

Updates on the work of the network will be published on this website. Interested in becoming involved in our work? Contact:

foodnetwork@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Calorie reduction: Industry best practice examples

We have updated our Calorie Reduction Pledge Development Tool, to highlight and celebrate our partners’ latest achievements in improving the food environment. This document aims to support partners to the calorie reduction pledge, prompt thought, and give ideas to industry … Read more → – Calorie reduction: Industry best practice examples

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Food and Drink Federation short films featuring RD partners

The Food and Drink Federation has recently published a series of short films featuring some Responsibility Deal partners to show what’s been achieved in recent years and how companies work to broaden consumer choice. The films show how industry is … Read more → – Food and Drink Federation short films featuring RD partners

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Salt reduction – onwards and downwards!

The UK’s work on salt reduction is world leading. The report on Salt and Health by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition set the scene and we have reduced average daily salt intakes by 15% since 2001. This is primarily … Read more → – Salt reduction – onwards and downwards!

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Britvic announces Robinsons no sugar squash

Following their 2.2 billion calorie reduction across the Fruit Shoot brand,  Britvic has confirmed it will be removing nearly 7 billion calories of its ‘No Added Sugar’ Robinson’s range. Britvic became a partner of the Responsibility Deal in 2011, and … Read more → – Britvic announces Robinsons no sugar squash

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Lactalis Nestlé UK announces new reduced sugar fromage frais

Lactalis Nestlé UK has introduced a lower sugar version of their Munch Bunch fromage frais, containing 30% less sugar compared to the original. MUNCH BUNCH® is offering parents even more choice in the good stuff they can give their children … Read more → – Lactalis Nestlé UK announces new reduced sugar fromage frais

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SME Cricketer Farm offers consumers healthier cheese

Since becoming a Responsibility Deal partner in 2012, Cricketer Farm has shown their commitment to support and enable their customers to consume a healthier diet. As signatories to the salt and saturated fat reduction pledges, they launched their award winning … Read more → – SME Cricketer Farm offers consumers healthier cheese

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Nestlé announces a low sugar version of their breakfast cereal

Nestlé has today announced a low sugar version of their Cheerios breakfast cereal, which contains 1.4g of sugar per 100g, is high in fibre (8.5g/100g) and is made with 98% wholegrain oats. Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager, Andrew Pyne said: … Read more → – Nestlé announces a low sugar version of their breakfast cereal

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Revised Out of Home Energy (Calorie) Labelling Guidance is now available

We have updated our Out of Home Energy (Calorie) Labelling guidance to bring it in line with the new EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No. 1169/2011). The revised Guidance on Voluntary Energy (kcal/kJ) Labelling for Out Of Home Businesses … Read more → – Revised Out of Home Energy (Calorie) Labelling Guidance is now available

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Susan Jebb New Year message

Susan Jebb

A New Year always prompts a look back as well as forward and I have been reflecting on the Food Network over the last four years. The journey has at times been fraught, but the progress we have made is … Read more → – Susan Jebb New Year message

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New Toolkit to encourage healthier fast food in low-income areas

A toolkit, developed by the Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University is available to support public health officers working to encourage healthier catering amongst fast food takeaways in low-income communities. The toolkit is based on research funded by the Economic … Read more → – New Toolkit to encourage healthier fast food in low-income areas

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