Food Network

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

The network is chaired by Dr Susan Jebb, Head of Nutrition & Health Research, MRC Human Nutrition Research. Anna Soubry 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 members of the high level steering group

See papers from the high level steering group

Please go to ‘Our Partners’ for a full list of the partners signed up to the food pledges.

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

Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today that eight new companies have signed up to the calorie reduction pledge, with leading soft drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena, reducing the amount of sugar and calories in some of their products by … Read more → – Sugar and calories cut in soft drinks

High Level steering group 11 December 2012 meeting

The food network high level steering group met on 11 December 2012. The following issues were discussed at this meeting: Salt – next steps Forward work programme, including calorie reduction 2nd tranche proposals Localising the Responsibility Deal Here is the … Read more → – High Level steering group 11 December 2012 meeting

Amendments to the annual updates for food pledges

The existing questions on out of home calorie labelling (F1) have been slightly reworded so that is clearer to partners what information is requested. The following question on salt reduction (F2) For those categories where you are not currently meeting … Read more → – Amendments to the annual updates for food pledges

Dr Susan Jebb – On our way to 5 A Day

Susan Jebb

Thanks to years of solid work the public awareness of the health benefits of fruit and vegetables is impressively high, but national surveys tell us that consumption remains stubbornly low. Only 1 in 3 people achieve the 5-A-Day goal and … Read more → – Dr Susan Jebb – On our way to 5 A Day

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F6. Fruit and Vegetables

“We will do more to create a positive environment that supports and enables people to increase their consumption of fruit and vegetables.” The following provides background and supporting information to help organisations understand what this pledge sets out to achieve … Read more → – F6. Fruit and Vegetables

Salt reduction

The UK continues to lead the world in salt reduction.  This success is largely due to the UK food industry efforts to reduce the levels of salt in food, through the Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network. For some products, … Read more → – Salt reduction

Trade Association event 28 September

On 28 September, the Food Network held a briefing event for trade associations to understand better matters of interest to them and their members, and to discuss what assistance the Department could give in encouraging their members’ participation in the … Read more → – Trade Association event 28 September

High level steering group 2 October 2012 meeting

The Food network high level steering group met on 2 October 2012. The following issues were discussed at this meeting: Actions from last meeting and matters arising Pledge update and next steps – calorie reduction and fruit and vegetables Salt … Read more → – High level steering group 2 October 2012 meeting

Revisions to artificial trans fats removal pledge

The artificial trans fats removal pledge has been updated and is now in two parts: F3(a). We do not use ingredients that contain artificial trans fats. F3(b). We are working to remove artificial trans fats from our products within the … Read more → – Revisions to artificial trans fats removal pledge

Food network future work programme

The food network is continuing to develop its work programme for the rest of this year and next. The final high level steering group meetings for 2012 will be held on 2 October and 11 December. The inaugral meeting of … Read more → – Food network future work programme