A food labelling toolkit produced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has been shortlisted to win a 2014 Complete Nutrition (CN) Award in the ‘Nutrition Resource of the Year’ category.
The free resource provides a breakdown of forthcoming changes to nutrition, allergen and ingredient labelling, and offers tips on the best way to communicate information to patients and consumers.
Kate Halliwell, Nutrition and Health Manager at FDF said:
“Nearly all labels on pre-packaged foods and drinks will have changed by December 2014. We have created this resource to support health professionals to help their patients use the new food labels with confidence. We are thrilled with the response to this new toolkit from both the health community and Complete Nutrition’s judging panel.”
Jane DeVille-Almond, Independent Nurse Consultant/Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, who nominated the toolkit in the category, said:
“Many patients become confused about what they should and should not have in a daily diet and using this tool will help both the nurse and the patient understand more about how to use labels to enable the uptake of a healthy, balanced diet. I have found this resource incredibly useful as a teaching tool with patients and in my training sessions to healthcare professionals.”
The toolkit is designed to help health professionals understand the changes being brought in under the Food Information to Consumers Regulation. The regulation’s full name is the “EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers’ and it is commonly referred to as the ‘Food Information to Consumers Regulation.’
We are working on our Food Labeller to help businesses discover the allergens and nutrition of their recipes.