Frequently Asked Questions


FLAVOURINGS

FLAVOURINGS

SWEETENERS

SWEETENERS

COLOURINGS

COLOURINGS


 
  1. What are the aims of Action on Additives? 
    Action on Additives provides evidence-based information and resources about the use of colourings, sweeteners, flavourings and other novel ingredients in the UK's food supply.  The composition, quality and safety of our foods, drinks and medicines impact on the health and well-being of the entire population, but are particularly important for pregnant women and children under the age of five.  Action on Additives is a project of First Steps Nutrition Trust which supports good nutrition from pre-conception to five years.

  2. How is Action on Additives funded? 
    Action on Additives relies on charitable and research grant funding to do its work. We only accept funds from registered charities, research funding and individual donations and will remain wholly independent of commercial funding.

  3. How can I find out more information about the work that you do?
    Sign up for the newsletter and receive regular updates and links to newly published work.

  4. Do you have full-time staff and offices? 
    Action on Additives is virtual and has no offices or full-time staff.  All those who work for Action on Additives are qualified nutritionists, dietitians or other professionals and work freelance around other work that they do.  This means that Action on Additives is unable to offer work experience, answer queries from journalists or take part in other activities which involve staff time and resources.

  5. I want someone to help me with an article I am writing.  Can you help? 
    It is impossible for us to answer individual queries about nutrition and health as we do not have the staff capacity to do that.  If you have specific enquiries directly relating to work we have done, please email jessica@actiononadditives.org

  6. Who might be able to help me with my enquiry?
    One of the following organisations may be able to help you:
    The British Dietetic Association (www.bda.uk.com)
    The Nutrition Society (www.nutsoc.org)
    The British Nutrition Foundation (www.nutrition.org)
    World Cancer Research Fund (www.wcrf-uk.org)

    You can also find other useful organisations by following the information links on Action on Additives or First Steps Nutrition Trust's web pages.