Help us to make our contribution to a healthier Scotland
"Our industry recognises the role it plays in the
nation's health and wellbeing. The industry has
responded by voluntarily taking forward key areas of
change that we believe can make a real difference."
They include the importance of clear nutritional information
such as guideline daily amounts; finding ways to lower the
salt, fat or sugar content of our products; developing 'better
for you' ranges; and acting as exemplar employers through
promoting healthy lifestyles within their own workplaces.
Partnership approach to tackling obesity.
The industry recognises it has a responsibility to inform
consumers about the food they are eating.
We are delivering progress.
"We want Government to recognise our role and
work with us on mutually agreed goals, set against
clear public health objectives, that take account of
the progress already made" and that are designed to deliver measurable benefits for
consumers and/or drive genuine behavioural changes.
Make a difference to the health of the nation.
The industry has made significant progress in reducing the
levels of fat, sugar and salt in well-known products.
However reducing levels of salt, fat and sugar without
compromising on taste and ultimately consumer demand
is a technical and costly process. SFDF is calling on the
Scottish Government to commit to providing small and
medium sized enterprises with technical advice and
support to reformulate their products.
Download PDF: Manifesto: Supporting our Industry. Supporting growth. Supporting Scotland.