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

ASDA to cut 3.25 billion calories from own-brand drinks by 2015

Responsibility Deal partners Asda have committed to reduce added sugar by 22% across a range of own-brand soft drinks. This equates to the removal of 3.25 billion calories and 814.2 tonnes of sugar from its products. ASDA company nutritionist Hayley … Read more → – ASDA to cut 3.25 billion calories from own-brand drinks by 2015

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High level steering group meeting – 13 November

The food network high level steering group met on 13 November 2014. The following issues were discussed at this meeting:  Responsible promotion; and the food network stocktake meeting, 1 September. Members also discussed the network’s engagement activity since March … Read more → – High level steering group meeting – 13 November

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Amadeus commit to offer customers healthier choices with fewer calories

Amadeus have committed to the Responsibility Deal’s Calorie Reduction pledge. You can view more details on their two-year action plan here. Amadeus aim to increase the variety of menu choices offered to their customers which will reduce the calorie density … Read more → – Amadeus commit to offer customers healthier choices with fewer calories

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Starbucks commit to the Calorie Reduction pledge

Starbucks have today become the first Coffee Shop to sign up to the Responsibility Deal’s Calorie Reduction pledge. We welcome their commitment to support and enable their customers to eat and drink fewer calories.

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Calorie Reduction Development Tool

Updated: September 2014 The Food Network Team has produced a Calorie Reduction Pledge Development Tool to support current and future partners to the calorie reduction pledge. The tool identifies the elements that constitute a good pledge and presents commitments made … Read more → – Calorie Reduction Development Tool

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Major Companies sign ambitious pledge to reduce salt levels

More than 30 major companies have signed up to an ambitious new Government commitment to reduce salt levels in their products. The companies, including Tesco, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer’s, Waitrose, Aldi, Premier Foods, Dine Contract Catering and Jamie’s Italian, … Read more → – Major Companies sign ambitious pledge to reduce salt levels

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Another important step forward for salt reduction in England

Susan Jebb

Food Network Chair Professor Susan Jebb blogs about the latest pledges on salt: Following publication of the two new salt reduction pledges in March (F9. Salt Reduction 2017 and F10. Out of Home maximum per serving salt targets) , I … Read more → – Another important step forward for salt reduction in England

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Food Network Stocktake Meeting

Members of the Responsibility Deal Food Network met on 1st September. The event was chaired by Professor Susan Jebb, Chair of the Food Network. The purpose of the meeting was to enable members to explore the successes of the Network … Read more → – Food Network Stocktake Meeting

Aldi announces healthier tills

Aldi has announced that it is removing all confectionery, chocolate and sweets from its checkouts from January 2015 and replacing them with healthier options including dried fruit, nuts, juices and water. This is in line with similar action that other … Read more → – Aldi announces healthier tills

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High Level steering group meeting – 2 July

The food network high level steering group met on 2 July 2014. The following issues were discussed at this meeting: the salt pledge; and Responsibility Deal actions following the publication of the draft Scientific Advisory Committee (SACN) Report ‘Carbohydrates and … Read more → – High Level steering group meeting – 2 July

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