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British Food Journal Volume 82 Issue 2 1980

British Food Journal Volume 82 Issue 2 1980 Some months ago a national organisation established to keep a watchful eye on the Nation's diet expressed concern over the eating trends of people in what to them appeared to be developing inbalances of necessary nutrient factors and the inadeuacy not so much of calories and energy values but in the nature and quality of main food factors. It was recommended that the national diet should be improved, but the authorities pointed to the National Food Survey results to show that the diet was not deficient that the average daily intake of protein, vitamins, minerals and overall energy requirements were satisfied all of which is true for the nottoogenerous levels set. Even the pensioner households included in the Survey sample appear wellfed. What causes concern is the yearbyyear decrease in staple foods consumedmilk, red meat, bread, fresh vegetablesand the heavy reliance on refined, processed foods. In its annual reports on NFS reviews, the BFJ has almost monotonously referred to this downward trend. Individual NFS Reports do not reveal any serious deficiencies, as yet, but in the trend over the yearsand herein lies the real value of the Survey and its datafew if any of the changes have been for the better movements in food groups have tended to be downwards. If these trends continue, the time must surely come when there will be real deficiencies that substitution within a food group cannot make good essential foods severely rationed by high prices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Food Journal Emerald Publishing

British Food Journal Volume 82 Issue 2 1980

British Food Journal , Volume 82 (2): 32 – Feb 1, 1980

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0007-070X
DOI
10.1108/eb011733
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Abstract

Some months ago a national organisation established to keep a watchful eye on the Nation's diet expressed concern over the eating trends of people in what to them appeared to be developing inbalances of necessary nutrient factors and the inadeuacy not so much of calories and energy values but in the nature and quality of main food factors. It was recommended that the national diet should be improved, but the authorities pointed to the National Food Survey results to show that the diet was not deficient that the average daily intake of protein, vitamins, minerals and overall energy requirements were satisfied all of which is true for the nottoogenerous levels set. Even the pensioner households included in the Survey sample appear wellfed. What causes concern is the yearbyyear decrease in staple foods consumedmilk, red meat, bread, fresh vegetablesand the heavy reliance on refined, processed foods. In its annual reports on NFS reviews, the BFJ has almost monotonously referred to this downward trend. Individual NFS Reports do not reveal any serious deficiencies, as yet, but in the trend over the yearsand herein lies the real value of the Survey and its datafew if any of the changes have been for the better movements in food groups have tended to be downwards. If these trends continue, the time must surely come when there will be real deficiencies that substitution within a food group cannot make good essential foods severely rationed by high prices.

Journal

British Food JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1980

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