Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th March 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of a balanced diet including whole grains throughout the country.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We want to create a food system that is healthier, more sustainable, more resilient, and more accessible for those across the UK. Defra continues to work with stakeholders across the food system to explore increasing consumption of healthier and more sustainable foods, including fibre and wholegrains. We have discussed a range of options to help increase consumption of fibre, fruit and vegetables (including the role of public private partnerships) and will continue to engage with industry and experts in the weeks and months ahead.

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