Healthy eating for all Healthier food choices
Rates of obesity and diet-related disease are still rising, with around a quarter of the UK population now obese. A Foresight review for the government published in 2007 suggested that these rises are caused by society making it so much harder to be more active and eat healthily.
It predicted that, based on current trends, almost 60% of the UK population will be obese by 2050 – with an estimated cost to society of around £45.5bn per year – requiring sustained action over a period of several decades.
People want healthier diets
Healthy eating progress
Our latest research shows that while four in five people are actively trying to choose a healthy diet, many are finding that the healthy choice is still not always an easy choice.
People want to see more done to help, including making products healthier by reducing fat, sugar and salt levels; clearer and more consistent labeling and responsible promotions.
We've seen positive signs from across the industry, such as the work by many food companies to reduce the salt content of their foods and the adoption of a front-of-pack traffic light food labelling scheme; and the government is now recognising this is a section that needs much more attention.
Hungry for Change? report
If you'd like to find out more about our healthy eating campaign, the demands we set out to government and industry and the progress that been made, you can download the full report, below:
Hungry for change? (PDF: 2.7MB) - Which? healthier choices progress report, March 2009