The NPM was originally developed by the Food Standards Agency to provide Ofcom, the broadcast regulator, with a tool to differentiate foods and drinks on the basis of their nutritional composition. The model aims to restrict TV advertising for products that are high in fat, salt or sugar to children. Current guidance on the NPM can be found at the Nutrient Profiling Technical Guidance.
PHE are carrying out a review of the NPM on behalf of the Department of Health. The review aims to ensure that the NPM reflects the latest dietary guideline, in particular, recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in their report on Carbohydrates and Health published in July 2015. PHE has established a Reference Group and an Expert Group to support the review according to an agreed timeline.