Healthy Food for Life Resources

In December, the Department of Health launched Healthy Food for Life. Healthy Food for Life updated the Food Pyramid and healthy eating guidelines for the population. To support the updated guidelines a number of resources are available.

31/01/2017   by Anne Parle  

Weight gain during pregnancy and childhood obesity

Researchers in Greece have investigated the association between gestational weight gain and body mass index (BMI) of children.

26/01/2017   by Anne Parle  

Implications of the Eatwell Guide

Researchers examined the health effects of changing the average diet to meet the new recommendations set out in the new Eatwell Guide launched in the UK in March 2016. The key differences in the new recommendations are a decrease in the recommended free sugar intake and an increase in the recommended fibre intake.

18/01/2017   by Anne Parle  

Genetic risk of obesity in an obesogenic environment

A recent study carried out by researchers in the United Kingdom (UK) has found that obesogenic environments heighten the genetic risk of obesity. An obesogenic environment is one that promotes weight gain and is not conducive to weight loss.

17/01/2017   by Anne Parle  

Too much sugar at breakfast

A survey carried out by Public Health England (PHE) has found that children are consuming half the daily recommended sugar intake from their breakfast.

05/01/2017   by Anne Parle  

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