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NICE: improving maternal and child health nutrition

NICE has issued a quality standard on Nutrition:improving maternal and child health with particular focus on low income and other disadvantaged households. The quality standards aim to drive measurable improvements in various areas including healthy eating in pregnancy, post natal weight loss if BMI>30, information on the healthy start scheme and food vouchers, breastfeeding and… Read More


BDA NW Food labelling and Food Allergy meeting

Presentations at this meeting addressed the impact of the new Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC) (Regulation (EU) 1169/2011) which came into effect at end of 2014. In particular the new legislation requires food manufacturers and caterers to provide information on fourteen major allergens. Providing this information on pre-packed products must follow set rules for… Read More


WHO guidelines on sugars intakes for adults and children

World Health Organisation (WHO) have published guidelines on intakes of free sugars by adults and children due to increasing concern of the effect of high intakes of free sugars on overall energy intake, unhealthy weight gain and dental caries. Free sugars include monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer, cook or… Read More