Department of Health moots consumer 'calorie-reduction challenge'
The Department of Health is considering the introduction of a US-style "calorie-reduction challenge" as part of its Responsibility Deal.
The "food network" of the Responsibility Deal, which involves brands making pledges to help combat issues such as obesity and high salt intake, has identified calorie-reduction as a target.
A DoH document seen by Marketing proposes a "calorie-reduction challenge to which industry and others could respond… for tackling obesity".
An industry source said food brands and DoH officials are considering emulating a similar initiative in the US.
Under that scheme, companies such as Kellogg, PepsiCo and Unilever, which have also signed up to the UK Responsibility Deal, have pledged to remove 1.5tr calories from the annual US food supply by the end of 2015. They aim to do this by reformulating recipes, cutting serving sizes and making lower-calorie alternatives.
In the US, "partner members" of the scheme, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, are promoting physical activity as a way for the public to lead healthier lifestyles.
This article was first published on marketingmagazine.co.uk
- Recruitment Consultant Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment £25000 - £35000 per annum, Stratfordupon Avon
- Senior Account Manager Gemini Search £32000 - £36000 per annum, London
- Freelance Creative Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment £150 - £350 per annum, London
- Senior Interior Designer Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment £40000 - £50000 per annum, London
- Presentation Designer Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment £30000 - £35000 per annum, London
- Adam & Eve/DDB wins 2014 IPA Effectiveness Awards Grand Prix
- Enjoyed getting an hour back on Sunday? You'll get years back if you stop smoking, says charity
- Tiffany & Co hires MEC for $100m global media
- Mattessons Fridge Raiders campaign delivers AI robot to YouTube gamer
- HSBC launches Anyone's Game golf campaign
- Facebook and Airbnb sign up to D&AD New Blood