Guidelines for preparing information and advice to the general public on healthy eating.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575440
Title:
Guidelines for preparing information and advice to the general public on healthy eating.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Unit
Citation:
Department of Health. Health Promotion Unit. 1991. Guidelines for preparing information and advice to the general public on healthy eating. Dublin: Department of Health. Health Promotion Unit.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Unit.
Issue Date:
1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575440
Language:
en
Description:
People are increasingly interested in what they eat and drink. At the same time there is a growing acceptance that the choice and amount of food and drink consumed has a long-term i~lfluence on health. Because the effects tend to be long-term, it is rarely possible to provide strict "proof". The volume of information available is enormous, and food occupies much media attention, apart from the publication of research in the journals. The public is likely to be exposed to confusing information. On the one hand, selective reporting in the media - to find an interesting story - means news may not be balanced; on the other, experts differ substantially on some aspects of the influence of diet on human health. While it is wrong to categorise particular foods as "good" or "bad", the Food Advisory Committee accepts that eating and drinking appropriate foods in suitable and balanced amounts will promote health in the population. It cannot be stated with equal confidence that a dietary change will have a beneficial effect on an individual. The issue for the individual is whether following these Guidelines would be a prudent course the fact that an individual is considering the possibility of a dietary change implies an affirmative answer.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; FOOD AND NUTRITION; DIET

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Uniten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T10:46:56Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-21T10:46:56Zen
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. Health Promotion Unit. 1991. Guidelines for preparing information and advice to the general public on healthy eating. Dublin: Department of Health. Health Promotion Unit.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575440en
dc.descriptionPeople are increasingly interested in what they eat and drink. At the same time there is a growing acceptance that the choice and amount of food and drink consumed has a long-term i~lfluence on health. Because the effects tend to be long-term, it is rarely possible to provide strict "proof". The volume of information available is enormous, and food occupies much media attention, apart from the publication of research in the journals. The public is likely to be exposed to confusing information. On the one hand, selective reporting in the media - to find an interesting story - means news may not be balanced; on the other, experts differ substantially on some aspects of the influence of diet on human health. While it is wrong to categorise particular foods as "good" or "bad", the Food Advisory Committee accepts that eating and drinking appropriate foods in suitable and balanced amounts will promote health in the population. It cannot be stated with equal confidence that a dietary change will have a beneficial effect on an individual. The issue for the individual is whether following these Guidelines would be a prudent course the fact that an individual is considering the possibility of a dietary change implies an affirmative answer.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Unit.en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectFOOD AND NUTRITIONen_GB
dc.subjectDIETen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for preparing information and advice to the general public on healthy eating.en_GB
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