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Explains the contents of the COMA Report COMA Committee onMedical Aspects of Food Policy has thoroughly evaluated therequirements for different nutrients. The term dietary referencevalues has been devised and it replaces recommended dietaryintakes. Considers the problems of implementing the new...
In recent years, there has been a gradual increase in theproportion of food which is eaten away from home. This is causingconcern because much of this food does not conform to the recognizeddietary recommendations. Although there have been a number ofinteresting innovations in the catering...
A review of current developments in the United States food marketsshows that health and convenience are the two major factors influencingconsumer choice of food. Consequently, there is considerable emphasis onreducing calories, reducing fat and finding suitable fat replacers.Nevertheless, it is...
Within any food product range, prices can vary quite widely. Thearticle takes the view that an individual consumer is prepared to pay apremium for what heshe regards as high quality. The article examinessome of the characteristics which apply to those products at theexpensive end of the range...
An examination of how catering practices in the school mealsservice and the National Health Service have evolved, with particularreference to recent changes in administration. The author describes someexamples on how healthy eating principles have been introducedsuccessfully.
The Coop has been providing safe, healthy food since it wasestablished in the last century. More recently, the organization hasbeen actively involved in promoting food safety. In 1985, a healthyeating campaign was launched, which has been maintained ever since.Emphasizes the importance of...
Describes the Food for the Heart campaign. The Health EducationAuthority is actively working with the food industry in order to promotehealthy eating with particular reference to reducing the incidence ofcoronary heart disease. Explains the background.
The food manufacturers have examined the COMA Report on DietaryReference Values very carefully. Although they welcome the broad thrustof the recommendations, it is evident that there are a number of seriousreservations and criticisms.
Explains the background to the Green Paper, The Health of theNation, which was published in the middle of 1991 and has stimulatedmuch debate and discussion about future strategy towards governmentpolicy on health. Discusses what it is hoped to achieve when the newapproach is implemented.
Describes how disease patterns in the USA have changed in recentyears and discusses the role of nutrition. From 1983 to 1989, the authorwas Director of the US National Academy of Sciences Food and NutritionBoard the principal body in the United States for advice onnutrition programmes and...
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