Diabetes UK and IDF Europe release joint statement on UK Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme

Ahead of the Council of the European Union meeting on Competitiveness on 20 and 21 February, IDF Europe and Diabetes UK have issued a joint statement on the UK Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Scheme.

The statement highlights the facts in support of the scheme to mitigate misinformation that is currently circulating about the scheme. To read the statement, click here.

The European Union is facing an extremely worrying rise in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults alike and an increasing burden of diabetes and other diet-related chronic diseases. The UK front of pack nutrition labelling scheme is a valuable step in the right direction towards making the healthy choice the easy choice. The upcoming Italian Presidency has recently released their programme with health priorities on preventive health care and improving the health of citizens including a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles, non-communicable diseases and nutrition. In this respect, we request a dialogue respecting the priorities set out and encouraging health benefitting interventions such as this scheme.