14 January 2020
Discover why food pyramids, plates and other visual representations of healthy food guides are a useful tool for building a healthy, balanced diet.
29 October 2019
Many people reduce or exlcude animal products for a variety of reasons. If you have a plant-based diet, read on to make sure your nutrient intake is adequate.
01 April 2019
Knowing how much of a food you should eat can be difficult. This infographic shows how to use your hands to measure the right portion sizes.
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 quantitative reference values for nutritional intakes derived for different population groups, based on health criteria.
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.
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.
04 October 2007
Guideline Daily Amounts are a guide to the total amount of energy and nutrients that a typical healthy adult should be eating in a day.
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.