Nutrition

Diet can have a major impact on health. Nearly 1 in 4 adults and more than 1 in 10 children aged 2 to 10 are already obese, and this figure is rising, and obesity can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, some cancers and heart disease. Many people are eating more saturated fat, salt and added sugar than Government recommendations; and too little fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre.

Update from roundtable meeting on front of pack nutrition labelling published

An update regarding the Front of Pack nutrition labelling consultation has been published. The update follows a meeting held on 14 December 2012, which reviewed the consultation with interested parties … Read more → – Update from roundtable meeting on front of pack nutrition labelling published

Update on nutrition and health claims published

An update regarding the European Commission’s Working Group meeting on nutrition and health claims, 12 November 2012, was issued to interested parties on 16 November 2012. Read the update on … Read more → – Update on nutrition and health claims published

Food businesses pledge to increase fruit and veg

More fruit and veg will be added to ready meals and supermarket fruit and veg sections will be expanded as part of a new drive to encourage people to get … Read more → – Food businesses pledge to increase fruit and veg

Update to front of pack nutrition labelling consultation

An update regarding the Front of Pack (FoP)  nutrition labelling consultation was issued to interested parties on 5 November 2012. Read the update on the Front of Pack labelling consultation. … Read more → – Update to front of pack nutrition labelling consultation

Single system for nutrition labelling announced

The Department has announced proposals for front-of-pack nutrition labelling that clearly displays: how much fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar and how many calories food products contain. The new proposed … Read more → – Single system for nutrition labelling announced

Update on Nutrition and health claims published

An update regarding the European Commission’s Working Group meeting on nutrition and health claims, 3 October 2012, was issued to interested parties on 8 October 2012. Read the update on … Read more → – Update on Nutrition and health claims published

Update on Nutrition and health claims published

An update regarding the European Commission’s Working Group meeting on nutrition and health claims,17 September 2012, was issued to interested parties on the 25 September 2012. Read the update on … Read more → – Update on Nutrition and health claims published