CIEH welcomes new guidance on sugar intake

Publication Date: 17th July 2015

Subject: Food safety

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) welcomes new guidance on sugar intake from Public Health England: 

Jenny Morris, Principal Policy Officer from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), said: “Diet and nutrition play a vital role in our health and wellbeing and the latest guidance from PHE to cut our sugar intake, especially for children, is exactly the type of message we support.

“Change needs to start at home as early as possible but the real challenge is when we’re eating at restaurants or getting takeaways. More needs to be done to support healthier choices and we would like to see initiatives designed to encourage all food businesses to adopt healthier menus, which will go a long way to improving our overall health and wellbeing.” 

ENDS   

Notes to editors 

For further information about the CIEH, contact Steven Fifer: 020 7827 5922; s.fifer@cieh.org.

PHE urges parents to cut sugary drinks from children’s diets: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-urges-parents-to-cut-sugary-drinks-from-childrens-diets  

CIEH’s position on food 

CIEH has developed a toolkit for takeaways: http://www.cieh.org/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=44312 

CIEH was a part of Healthier Catering Commitment, launched in 2014: http://www.cieh.org/healthier-catering-commitment.html  

About The Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection (TiFSiP) 

TiFSiP is a professional membership organisation, powered by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and guided by an Advisory Board. This board includes key stakeholders from government, both central and local, food businesses, professional bodies, trade organisations, trainers, consultants and academia.

It reflects the breadth of the “food community” working to ensure that food is safe, healthy and trustworthy, in the UK and beyond.

TiFSiP aims to bring together different sectors of the food community in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, build understanding and trust and promote higher standards of consumer protection. http://www.tifsip.org/?RequestId=8b673d8d  

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):  

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved.

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.

The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries

For more information visit www.cieh.org and follow the CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH 

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