North/South Ireland food consumption survey: summary report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265434
Title:
North/South Ireland food consumption survey: summary report.
Authors:
Irish Universities Nutrition Alliace (IUNA); Safefood Food Safety Promotion Board
Publisher:
Safefood
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265434
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In the past 20 years, with increasing affluence and changing lifestyles on the island of Ireland, attitudes and approaches to food have altered dramatically. As a result of these changes the tenet of meat and two veg" of the last generation no longer adequately describes the diet of today's population. The Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (lUNA) in conducting this survey has created a clear picture, which illustrates the significant changes in our dietary habits. The relationship between nutrition and health is well documented. A poor diet and nutrition are identified as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disease, osteoporosis, and some types of cancer. The Food Safety Promotion Board public health programme aims to foster the provision and consumption of a healthy and nutritious diet as a key intervention tool in protecting and improving public health. The Board seeks to improve the knowledge and skills necessary for the public to choose a safe and healthy diet. To this end detailed nutritional information regarding population dietary habits is essential. In the wake of BSE and other food scares, consumers have been primarily concerned with issues of food safety. While food safety concerns must of course be addressed, we must also foster a healthy diet. This is of particular importance given that nutritional imbalances currently pose the most significant public health risk in developed countries. The IUNA survey is therefore both extremely valuable and timely. The information provided by the survey will enhance the knowledge of policy makers in developing public health interventions aimed at reducing the risk of nutrition related disease in the next generation.
Keywords:
NUTRITION; HEALTH RESEARCH; FOOD SAFETY
ISBN:
9954035100

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Universities Nutrition Alliace (IUNA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSafefood Food Safety Promotion Boarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-15T09:04:05Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-15T09:04:05Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.isbn9954035100-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265434-
dc.descriptionIn the past 20 years, with increasing affluence and changing lifestyles on the island of Ireland, attitudes and approaches to food have altered dramatically. As a result of these changes the tenet of meat and two veg" of the last generation no longer adequately describes the diet of today's population. The Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (lUNA) in conducting this survey has created a clear picture, which illustrates the significant changes in our dietary habits. The relationship between nutrition and health is well documented. A poor diet and nutrition are identified as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disease, osteoporosis, and some types of cancer. The Food Safety Promotion Board public health programme aims to foster the provision and consumption of a healthy and nutritious diet as a key intervention tool in protecting and improving public health. The Board seeks to improve the knowledge and skills necessary for the public to choose a safe and healthy diet. To this end detailed nutritional information regarding population dietary habits is essential. In the wake of BSE and other food scares, consumers have been primarily concerned with issues of food safety. While food safety concerns must of course be addressed, we must also foster a healthy diet. This is of particular importance given that nutritional imbalances currently pose the most significant public health risk in developed countries. The IUNA survey is therefore both extremely valuable and timely. The information provided by the survey will enhance the knowledge of policy makers in developing public health interventions aimed at reducing the risk of nutrition related disease in the next generation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSafefooden_GB
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETYen_GB
dc.titleNorth/South Ireland food consumption survey: summary report.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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