Health and Nutrition Programme
UB recognises that food manufacturers have a role to play in helping their consumers enjoy a healthy and nutritious diet. A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle can accommodate treats such as biscuits and snacks, and the majority of consumers recognise this fact. To make progress on health and nutrition we need to work with the consumer: firstly to make the products they enjoy healthier whilst still delivering great taste; secondly to make new, healthier products; and finally, to clearly communicate nutrition information on packs to help people make more informed choices.
In 2005, UB embarked on a major ten-year programme to improve the nutritional content of its products by removing hydrogenated vegetable oil (the main source of trans fats), reducing saturated fat and salt and by removing artificial additives such as flavour enhancers (including MSG), sweeteners, colours and artificial flavours.
Click here to view details of UB's Health and Nutrition Programme, including the substantial progress we have made by the half-way-point in the programme, and details of our goals for the remaining five years.
For further information on how to make some simple diet and exercise changes for the better, and how snacks can fit into a balanced diet, visit www.123healthybalance.com