Results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme

Today Public Health England published results from years 7 and 8 of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) rolling programme. This report covers years 2014/15 to 2015/16. The NDNS rolling programme is a continuous programme, carried out across the United Kingdom to assess the diet, nutrient intake and nutritional status of both adults and children.

16/03/2018   by Anne Parle  


Diet, NDNS, Survey

Health Inequalities Report 2018

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland (NI) have published the “Health Inequalities – Annual Report 2018”. The report examines the health inequality gaps between those in the most and least deprived areas in NI. The report looks at inequality gaps across a number of different health indicators including diet.

13/03/2018   by Anne Parle  

Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce the calories we buy

A new review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence that nutritional labelling on menus can reduce the calories purchased in restaurants. The researchers found that calorie labelling on menus would reduce energy purchased per meal by 7.8% or 47kcal (on an average 600kcal meal).

13/03/2018   by Anne Parle  

One third of UK adults underestimate calorie intake

Research suggests that UK adults eat more calories than they realise. It suggests that men on average eat 3,119 calories, while reporting to eat 2,065 calories and women on average consume 2,393 calories but report eating 1,570 calories. On average adults surveyed under-reported their calorie intake by 32%.

21/02/2018   by Anne Parle  


Calories, Diet

A Fitter Future for All Report

Yesterday the Department of Health published its progress report on the 10 year obesity framework in Northern Ireland.

20/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

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