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Nutritional Value of Foods Static Despite Targets on Calories, Salt, & Sugar

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UK policies that set targets for reductions in salt, sugar and calories have not led to overall improvements in the nutritional value of food products. Research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE evaluates foods produced by the top ten food and beverage companies over a four-year period and recommends further policy action be taken to support consumers to eat more healthily.

Poor diet is associated with chronic diseases and complications for individuals and leads to a substantial burden on health systems. Public Health England (PHE) has introduced voluntary reformulation targets focused on salt, sugar, and ...