Obesity report row – food industry collaborated over healthy eating guidelines

The fallout following the publication of a major obesity report continues as documents indicate that a healthy eating graphic from Public Health England (PHE) was developed with members of the food and drinks industry.

The image for the Eatwell Guide, which was unveiled in March, was decided upon by a reference group, half of which consisted of industry members including the British Retail Consortium, the Food and Drink Federation, and the Institute of Grocery Distribution – whose members include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Waitrose, as well as major food producers and brands.

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