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Making it easier to eat healthily
The Government’s innovation experts - Innovate UK - have launched a competition to fund up to £10m in collaborative R&D projects aimed at reducing sugar, salt & fat and increasing dietary fibre in food & drink.  In doing so, Innovate UK aims to stimulate the availability of healthier food & drink choices for consumers and open up new market opportunities for the British food industry.  Innovate UK is also publishing a white paper to accompany the competition to explain its rationale and the context in which it is being launched.
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Innovate UK to fund the development of healthier food & drink

White Paper: ‘How innovation can help reduce the impact of diet-related diseases’

NHS England:  New guidance to raise awareness of the importance of good nutritional care

A bitter pill for most

Good food & healthy diet - Live Well - NHS Choices

Healthy Eating Plan

Simon Stevens announces major drive to improve health in NHS workplace

Helping children & adults manage diabetes: NICE publishes updated suite of guidelines

NICE issues standard on improving maternal & child nutrition

Helping people avoid early death – NICE publishes new support for local government on tackling the causes of poor health

Food matters

Health Committee report on physical activity & diet

LGA response to Health Committee report on physical activity & diet

New Change4Life campaign encourages families to make sugar swaps

Healthier eating made easier than ever for Scotland’s families

New rules to serve up better food for NHS patients & staff

LGA:  Restaurant & pub chains urged to sign up to salt reduction targets to combat heart attack & stroke

BHF:  Less salt and more potassium for a healthier diet

BHF:  Britain’s takeaway pizzas found to be shockingly salty

Calories to be capped & cut

BHF:  Shoppers are being left in the dark over salty bread

Supplier Locator: October update…

Many of WiredGov’s stakeholder departments within Central Government (including HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, Home Office, BIS and DCLG) have been working hard to deliver on the Government’s pledge that 25% of all direct and indirect central government spend should be with SMEs by 2015 but there is still a great deal more work to be done.

Against this backdrop, our Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

The most recent arrivals to the Supplier Locator include:

Booking Live Link 51 (Storage Products)
Duvall Associates Life Environmental Services
Award Winning Cycle to Work Scheme