Healthy Eating articles


20 November 2018
We’re educating people to use front of pack nutrition information and make healthier choices. Our free, evidence-based messaging can be easily shared on your social media with bold imagery. Watch to find out how. Sign up to our Healthy Eating newsletter SIGN UP HERE
14 November 2018
If you look after the wellbeing of your people, they will be healthier, happier, more productive and loyal, delivering better business outcomes. So, when our industry leader’s forum of 30 Chief Executives asked us to set up a wide-ranging programme to promote healthy eating nationally, we were determined to include the workplace as one of our activities. In partnership with world-renowned ex...
26 July 2018
Amid growing policy pressures to address the rising epidemic of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, supporting good health is one of the most vital roles of the food and drink industry.     HEALTHY EATING Sign up to our Healthy Eating newsletter SIGN UP HERE
16 May 2018
46% of shoppers feel that nutrition labels are too difficult to read, so IGD set about to help consumers better understand front-of-pack nutrition labels Watch our on-demand webinar to find out: The main areas of confusion from our consumer research What gets in the way of people using nutrition labels The simple messages you can use when talking to consumers How to use ...
20 March 2018
IGD’s Healthy Eating programme is designed to help the food and grocery industry promote healthier diets in the UK through research, insight and recommendations. The programme, which has been running since 2015, is having a significant impact and we’ve recently extended its reach to include new work on fibre and portion size. Find out more about each initiative and some of the ways you...
01 February 2018
In this article, Natasha shares her verdict on recent in-store and online initiatives geared towards supporting shoppers to eat healthier this January. Showcasing health in store this January: our top picks After an indulgent festive season, many shoppers will be looking for ways to re-balance and prioritise particular health goals or resolutions this New Year. With more than eight out of...
11 December 2017
IGD’s reformulation programme helps to overcome the challenges of making products healthier. We’ve had a hugely successful year with our nationwide workshops, see the highlights here…. Sign up to our Healthy Eating newsletter SIGN UP HERE
28 November 2017
In this article, Natasha shares her passion for promoting healthier eating at work and gives three tips to help inspire change in your workplace cafeteria. Last year, IGD embarked on a journey to test, prove and promote the best ways to encourage healthier eating at work. "With IGD we have set up one of the most ambitious studies to date for healthier eating in the workplace." Profess...
27 November 2017
We’ve been supporting GS1 as they work to streamline how product data is managed and shared to ensure it is always accurate, up-to-date and accessible.  DOWNLOAD HERE HEALTHY EATING
10 October 2017
IGD’s reformulation programme, which is helping the food and grocery industry tackle the challenges involved in making products healthier, has had an extremely successful year running a series of workshops across the country. Many large companies are already reformulating their products very successfully and IGD’s reformulation workshops were designed to share how companies have adapted their p...
20 September 2017
Most major companies now have a workplace wellbeing policy but has healthy eating been given enough prominence in yours? Where exactly should healthy eating feature in the pecking order? As more organisations recognise the benefits of a fit and healthy workforce, health and wellbeing in the workplace is steadily rising up the business agenda 1 . However, the state of being ‘health...
24 August 2017
Danone, one of the UK’s leading food companies, has placed employee wellbeing at the heart of its organisation. It supports its people with a wide range of policies and initiatives from extra assistance for parents and carers through to personal health checks and work-life balance workshops. Danone believes that employee wellbeing is essential for a healthy and motivated workforce, and that pe...
19 July 2017
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 1 . % Shoppers’ prioritising ‘eating more fruit and veg’ Source: ShopperVista , 1700+ all shoppers, April 2017, 1735 all shoppers, October 2016 & S...
19 July 2017
Are you in favour of healthy eating in the workplace? If so, why not take part in world-leading research to establish what works best? Promoting good health is complicated and sometimes our well-intended actions have unexpected results. Although many companies are keen to promote healthy eating at work, they don’t have firm evidence to base their decisions on. That’s why IGD has partner...
05 January 2017
Are you thinking about introducing an employee wellbeing initiative at your company? If so, are you planning to measure the impact to ensure it delivers the benefits you hope for? Many companies have made changes in the workplace to support employee health but in our experience, few of these have been rigorously evaluated to assess their impact. This particularly applies to healthy eatin...
09 November 2016
Our research shows that UK shoppers don’t mind industry reformulating their favourite products as long as they taste as good. While we have seen many companies make huge strides in this area, there are still others that are yet to start. IGD set out to understand the challenges and barriers that reformulation can present for businesses and how we can use this insight to help more business...
22 May 2014
Last updated: May 2014 Sugars play a vital role in our diets as a source of energy. They occur naturally in many foods including fruit, vegetables and dairy products, and are also added to some processed foods. Despite having been used for centuries in foods to improve palatability, as a preservative and to enhance texture and colour, there is still much confusion about the different types ...
09 May 2014
FCRN’s discussion paper considers the question of: ‘What is a sustainable healthy diet?’ The paper begins by highlighting the rationale for focusing on the diets question, and then moves on to discuss definitions of ‘good nutrition’ on the one hand, and ‘sustainability’ on the other. The main substance of the paper concerns itself with the major food groups that constitute UK’s Eatwell plate...
10 December 2012
- What is fat? - Why we need fat - How much fat should we have in our diet? - Saturated Fat - Unsaturated Fat - Trans fats - Implications for the food industry What is fat? Fats are made up of different fatty acids, some of which are essential for health. Depending on their chemical structure, fats can be described as either saturated or unsaturated. Why we need f...
27 November 2012
Confused about food and nutrition terminology? The following glossary contains clear definitions for a range of food and nutrition terms. Simply click on the links below: Several entries include links to IGD's free factsheets and guides where you'll find even more information. A Additives Antioxidants Aseptic packaging ...