A review of consumer awareness, understanding and use of food-based dietary guidelines.

July 7, 2011

Title: A review of consumer awareness, understanding and use of food-based dietary guidelines.

Source: British Journal of Nutrition.

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Date of publication: June 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: A systematic review on the consumer awareness, understanding and utilisation of food-based dietary guidelines.  The authors found that as the studies included in the review varied in terms of aims, design and methods, the reliability and validity of this review may be limited.  They concluded that further research is required to evaluate the effectiveness of food-based dietary guidelines as a public health promotion tool.

Length of publication: 11 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.



New nutrition guidelines for Europe, halfway there…

June 6, 2011

Title: New nutrition guidelines for Europe, halfway there…

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: An update on the progress of the development of  the latest evidence-based guidelines for the recommended daily intake of fats, carbohydrates, fibre and water in order to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.  A brief overview of draft recommendations is provided by the European Food Safety Agency.

Length of publication: 1 page.


 


Reporting of dietary advice in UK national newspapers found to be unsatisfactory.

June 6, 2011

Title: Reporting of dietary advice in UK national newspapers found to be unsatisfactory.

Source: EUFIC

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Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Website.

In a nutshell: A commentary upon a study that examines the standard of reporting of dietary advice in the UK national press and how they may impact upon the dietary and health beliefs and choices of readers.  The study reveals that there is widespread misreporting of dietary health news which could result in misconceptions about food and health.

Length of publication: 1 page.

Some important notes: The abstract of the original research can be found here.  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


How to eat healthily on a budget.

March 26, 2011

Source: EUFIC.

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Date of publication: March 2011.

Publication type: Web site.

In a nutshell: In these economically tough times, people everywhere are trying to make savings on their food bills.  There is a common misconception that all healthy food must be expensive.  This article provides tips and ideas for creative meal planning and home cooking, showing that you can eat healthily on a limited budget.

Length of publication: 1 page.