Currently only 9% of adults meet the recommended amount of fibre. In 2015 the government increased the dietary recommendation from 24g to 30g per day and since then there has been very little change in the UK population intake.
Over the years government policy has focused on reducing the amount of calories, salt and sugar we consume, but there has been little focus on increasing foods and nutrients we need more of.
The FDF and its members have committed to proactively bridge the gap between fibre intakes and the dietary recommendation with an industry led initiative. Their ‘Action on Fibre’ pledges introduce a range of commitments which their members have taken to help bridge this gap. The Federation of Bakers is collaborating with FDF and The UK Flour Millers to further support the Action on Fibre initiative and bring awareness to government, industry and stakeholders with the efforts of bridging the gap.
FDF Members Action on Fibre