Nutrition

Diet can have a major impact on health. Nearly 1 in 4 adults and more than 1 in 10 children aged 2 to 10 are already obese, and this figure is rising, and obesity can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, some cancers and heart disease. Many people are eating more saturated fat, salt and added sugar than Government recommendations; and too little fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre.

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Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letter published

The Department represents the UK at meetings in Brussels to develop EU legislation on nutrition and health claims.  The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health met on … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letter published

Nutrition ‘Interested Parties’ letter published

The European Commission’s Working Group meeting on nutrition and health claims was held on 28 November 2011. Information on this and other issues related to nutrition that have been distributed … Read more → – Nutrition ‘Interested Parties’ letter published

Nutrition Interested Parties letters

The Department represents the UK at meetings in Brussels to develop EU legislation on food supplements, fortified foods and nutrition and health claims. Letters have been circulated to interested parties … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties letters

Nutrition and health claims made on foods

European Regulation 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods seeks to protect consumers from misleading or false claims. It also makes it easier for manufacturers to identify nutrition … Read more → – Nutrition and health claims made on foods

Fortified foods

European Regulation 1925/2006 lists the vitamins and minerals that can voluntarily be added to food, such as to breakfast cereals and soft drinks. This guidance is aimed at businesses that … Read more → – Fortified foods

Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letters

The Department represents the UK at meetings of the National Experts Working Group, held in Brussels, to develop EU legislation on food supplements and fortified foods. Information on this, and … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letters

National Diet and Nutrition Survey

Today the Department published the National Diet and Nutrition Survey supplementary report on Blood analytes. This includes headline results from years 1 and 2 (combined) of the rolling programme, 2008/09 … Read more → – National Diet and Nutrition Survey