06 October 2017
Recent media headlines claim that three servings of fruit and veg is enough to live longer. Should we forget about current recommendations for five portions a day?
01 December 2013
Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) are important for supporting public health, developing labelling laws and identifying populations at risk of over- or under-consumption. However, the process of developing them is complex, and they should not be viewed as recommendations or goals for individuals.
06 March 2013
With changing economic circumstances, it is particularly important that changes in health status and behaviours continue to be monitored.
01 May 2011
The European Food Safety Authority has provided guidance on optimum intakes of fats, carbohydrates, fibre and water for good health considering new evidence.
10 March 2011
Many people choose to exclude meat and other animal products from their diet for a variety of reasons and to varying extents. Careful planning is needed to ensure adequate nutrient intakes.
08 November 2009
What is the contribution of nutrition to a long and healthy life? It is the way foods (and nutrients) are combined to make up the whole diet that is important.
01 October 2009
Nutrient information available is not well understood by consumers. It is necessary to provide nutrient advice in a way consumers can understand.
03 March 2006
Making smart food choices early in life, with a routine of good food and regular exercise, can help us make the most of what life has to offer.