Research and analysis

Calorie reduction: the scope and ambition for action

Evidence on children’s calorie consumption and details of the calorie reduction programme, principally for the food industry and public health bodies.

Documents

Calorie reduction: the scope and ambition for action

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Details

This report sets out the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and the details of the calorie reduction programme.

In terms of the evidence the report includes details of:

  • recommendations around calorie intakes, sources of calories and reported levels of intake
  • calculated estimates for daily energy intakes and excess calories consumed by children and adults
  • evidence on reformulation and portion size reduction; and public perceptions and attitudes to calories
  • estimated health economic benefits of a calorie reduction programme

For the calorie reduction programme, the reports sets out:

  • the overall ambition and structure of the programme
  • the food categories included
  • suggested mechanisms for action
  • timeline and next steps for PHE
Published 6 March 2018