Scottish food and drink producers are playing a key role in enabling consumers to achieve a healthy balanced diet. From changing recipes (reformulation) and portion sizing to new product development and advice to consumers. FDF members’ voluntary work is already delivering positive changes to shopping baskets.

Our Reformulation team is helping small to medium sized food companies to make their food healthier.

Diet and health

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Reformulation and portion size

Reformulation, new product development and portion sizing are key actions for food and drink manufactures in the fight against obesity.

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Reformulation for health

FDF Scotland delivers Reformulation for Health, a Scottish Government funded programme to support smaller businesses to make their products healthier. This support is available for both FDF members and non-members.

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Action on Fibre

The FDF has launched our new Action on Fibre Commitment. Members signed up are committed to help bridge the gap between fibre intakes and the dietary recommendation.

health policy

Government health policy

Health policy is the UK is largely devolved, with differing rules across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. A summary of the main FDF health policy documents is provided here.

Sustainable healthy diets

Sustainable healthy diets

All sectors of the food industry have a role to support a transition towards more sustainable healthy diets. The FDF is working with members to consider what this means for food and drink manufacturers.

Latest diet and health news

Improving the health of Scotland

Scottish food and drink businesses have removed hundreds of millions of calories and tonnes of salt from the nation's diet with the support of FDF Scotland’s Reformulation for Health Programme.

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Government delays volume promotions and advertising ban

The Government is to delay a ban on multi-buy promotions and advertising on food and drink products for 12 months due to the “unprecedented” squeeze on living standards.

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Report: Celebrating Food and Nutrition

07 April 2022

The Food and Drink Federation has published its 'Celebrating Food and Nutrition' report, showcasing the work of UK food and drink manufacturers to support the nation's health by improving the nutritional status of their products and offering consumers a wide variety of options to support sustainable, balanced diets.

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