Healthy Eating articles


17 June 2019
To ensure your product meets shopper standards, undergoing sensory testing as part of the reformulation process is vital. Find out more about consumer sensory testing by downloading our introductory guide below.   Download a brief guide on consumer sensory testing, why it’s important and the different ways in which you can test your products. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF ...
17 June 2019
Obesity and overweight-related ill health is estimated to cost the NHS £6.1 billion annually. Our reformulation guide provides you with further detail on what the calorie reduction plan is and how you could achieve this through range of techniques.   Download our reformulation guide which provides further detail on calories, the external landscape on calorie reduction and different ...
14 June 2019
With interest growing in vegetarian and vegan diets, now is an opportune time to focus on increasing fruit and vegetable portions in your products.   Download this PDF to understand the opportunities for reformulating with fruit and vegetables in products. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF Sign up to our He...
14 June 2019
According to National Diet and Nutrition survey data, most age groups in the UK are currently meeting the recommended fat intake but are exceed the saturated fat intake. Our reformulation guide provides you with further detail on fats, its function in food and how achieve reduction through range of techniques.   Download our reformulation guide which provides further detail on diffe...
13 June 2019
At nine calories per gram, fats are the most calorific nutrient. However, fats are needed in our diet and not all fats are equal.   Download this PDF to understand the opportunities for reformulating with fats. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF Sign up to our Healthy Eating newsletter SIGN UP HERE ...
13 June 2019
The UK is currently experiencing a health epidemic where one in three adults are obese. In response, the food and consumer goods industry are taking steps to support people in eating fewer calories and promoting exercise.   Download this PDF to understand the opportunities for reformulating calories in products. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGR...
13 June 2019
In the UK, average intakes of salt are much higher than recommended. Our reformulation guide provides you with further detail on what the targets are and how they can be achieved.   Download our reformulation guide which provides further detail on salt, its function in products and different ways in which salt reduction can be achieved. DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ...
13 June 2019
The UK food industry are global leaders when it comes to reformulating the salt content of products. However, the average UK adult still consumes too much.   Download this PDF to understand the opportunities for reformulating with salt. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF Sign up to our Healthy Eating newslet...
13 June 2019
In the UK, average intakes of sugar are much higher than recommended. Our reformulation guide provides you with further detail on what the targets are and how they can be achieved.   Download our reformulation guide which provides further detail on sugars, its function in products and different ways in which sugar reduction can be achieved. DOWNLOAD DOWNL...
13 June 2019
The Childhood Obesity Plan is the government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.   Download the summary guide below for a quick overview on what the Childhood Obesity Plan means for the food and consumer goods industry. DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Sign up to our Healthy Eating news...
12 June 2019
Sugar is often perceived as fuelling the obesity epidemic, and consumers are responding to this belief by paying attention to what they purchase.   Download this PDF to understand the opportunities for reformulating with sugar. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF Sign up to our Healthy Eating newsletter ...
24 May 2019
If you’re looking to innovate or reformulate food and drink products, watch this video to gain free consumer insights and practical tools to support your journey.   As the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy continues to evolve and health becomes an ever-growing trend, improving product formulation remains a priority across our industry. This video looks at: Shopper ins...
23 April 2019
As well as affecting our physical health, what we eat can also affect how we feel. But can you really attribute a bad day in the office to yesterday’s leftovers for lunch? In this article, Natasha explores the relationship between what we eat and how we feel, and shares some tips on keeping happy and healthy at work. Food and mood There are many ways that foods can affect how we ...
23 April 2019
With over half of people globally wanting to increase their fibre consumption and government recommendations much higher than current intake levels, there’s an opportunity for businesses to meet trends and achieve existing product formulation goals.   Download this PDF to understand the opportunities for reformulating with fibre. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF ...
23 April 2019
At IGD, we’ve identified ‘help me be healthy’ as a trend we expect to shape and influence the retail market in 2019 and beyond. Here’s how businesses are inspiring shoppers to lead healthier lives.   Engaging with children Retailers and brands have been working to make healthier food more appealing to children. To encourage healthy eating, a growing number of retailers are o...
23 April 2019
Health remains high on the list of shopper priorities. According to our latest research, more than 8 out of 10 shoppers are actively trying to improve their diets, with eating more fruit and vegetables cited as the top aspiration i .   Top five activities undertaken to improve diet ii Few of us are eating enough fruit and vegetables The UK government recommends that ...
05 March 2019
In an effort to improve nutritional value but continue delivering great taste, Nestlé have reformulated their Maggi 3 Minute and Fusian noodles range.   With high saturated fat and salt intakes in the UK, obesity on the rise and, consequently, an increase in diseases such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, industry now has an even larger part to play in reformulating pro...
26 February 2019
Noble Foods, owner of the UK’s number one free range egg brand 1 , the happy egg co., has transformed its entire range to offer eggs that are richer in vitamin D than standard eggs.   In the UK it is estimated that one in five adults are vitamin D deficient 2 . This widespread problem led to Public Health England issuing new guidance in 2016, recommending an increase in daily intake...
26 February 2019
A full-time worker consumes around a third of their daily energy intake at work, so this environment can have a big influence on their diet and health.   Most food and drink companies would agree they have an important part to play in supporting consumer health. Many have shown this by: providing more nutrition information on pack adjusting recipes to make them healthi...
13 February 2019
Portion control is one of the tactics food and drink businesses can consider as part of a strategy to meet national public health targets.   This report is a consolidation of IGD shopper research on portion size and use of nutrition information on pack. DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Sign up to our Healthy Eating newsletter SIGN UP H...