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A fight worth having – for better food labelling

Diabetes UK is soon to take an important message to government, that food labelling needs to be clear and simple for everyone, something that matters a lot to people living with diabetes. In order to add weight to it’s argument, Diabetes UK is trying to get as many signatures as possible via a petition. The Food Upfront campaign aims to help everyone make healthy and informed choices about the food they eat.

For people living with diabetes, this lack of clear and consistent labelling is making it harder to manage their control on a day-to-day basis. It’s also making it harder for everyone, with or without diabetes, to stay healthy.

Sign the Food Upfront petition for clear, consistent and compulsory food labelling including: front-of-pack traffic light labelling on all pre-packaged foods sold in the UK; Calorie labelling in key restaurants, cafes and takeaways, with carbohydrate content available online or when requested in store; Carbohydrate content labelling on products per portion or per individual unit as prepared.


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