The British Dental Health Foundation has announced its support for the response put forward by the British Heart Foundation and the Children's Food Campaign to the UK government on front-of-pack food labelling.
Both organisations want the government to recommend a single front-of-pack nutrition labelling scheme incorporating traffic light colours that are easier for people, especially children, to understand, and that can be used to teach children about healthy diets.
The Foundation supports the proposal that clear labelling afforded by a traffic light approach is the most appropriate format for food education.
"The Foundation fully supports the response put forward on the issue of food labelling," said chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE. "Greater consistency in front-of-pack food labelling across the UK could have a considerably beneficial impact on the public. We would welcome a recommendation for all food companies to consistently apply a scheme including traffic light colours, as recommended by the Food Standards Agency.
Source: British Dental Health Foundation
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