Taking an active role in public health improvement

Since the beginning of time food and nutrition have been fundamental ingredients in man’s health and for thousands of years baked goods, especially bread, have been part of human history. They play an integral role in our daily life and are symbols of culture, history, hunger, wealth, war, and peace. Baked goods are indispensable and have been key to human survival, being a staple in numerous cultures and even relied on as a form of currency.

Since the beginning of time food and nutrition have been fundamental ingredients in man’s health and for thousands of years baked goods, especially bread, have been part of human history. They play an integral role in our daily life and are symbols of culture, history, hunger, wealth, war, and peace. Baked goods are indispensable and have been key to human survival, being a staple in numerous cultures and even relied on as a form of currency.

Our Health Commitments

Unibake has set out to positively impact public health by more than doubling volume of healthier products by 2030.

These are the commitments we have made:

  • 100% of our bread and fast food volume contains minimum 3% fibre and 30% of wheat bread contains minimum 6% fibre 
  • 33% of the grain ingredients in our wheat bread and rye bread is wholegrain 
  • 10% reduction of average salt content in wheat bread, rye bread and fast food bread 
  • 40% of sweets volume to contain max 250 kcal per portion 

Increase wholegrain

Increase wholegrain content wheat and rye

Increase fibre

Increase fibre content in wheat bread and fast food bread buns

Deacrease salt

Decrease salt content in bread and fast food

Decrease calories

Deacrease calorie content in sweets and fast food

Increased challenges to public health

Increasing production of processed food, rapid urbanization, and changing lifestyles are transforming dietary patterns. People around the world are consuming more energy-dense foods that are high in fats, sugars, and salt.

At the same time, as their eating patterns shift, people are consuming fewer fruits and vegetables and less dietary fibre such as whole grains [link to Wholegrain page], which are key components of a healthy diet.  [graphic]. and the burden created by lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes is increasing – and must be reduced. 

Image: Key dietary risk factors for global Healthy Life Years Lost (DALYs) per 2017 Within Bakery. We can influence or impact several of the influencers of Healthy Life Years Lost illustrated in the diagram below. One DALY represents the loss of the equivalent of one year of full health.  

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