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Manual of Nutrition (12th Edition)

This new edition of the Manual of Nutrition describes the major nutrients, their roles and sources, together with mechanisms of digestion and utilisation. It outlines how this links to food and nutrition policy, providing a valuable contribution to the understanding of the role food plays in our health and wellbeing....more

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The Influence of Maternal, Fetal and Child Nutrition on the Development of Chronic Disease in Later Life

In this final report on the 'The Influence of Maternal, Fetal and Child Nutrition on the Development of Chronic Disease in Later Life', the Subgroup on Maternal and Child Nutrition (SMCN) reviews the evidence that early life nutrition exerts long-term effects and influences the risk of chronic disease in adulthood, ...more

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Iron and Health: Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition 2010

The report 'Iron and Health' provides a comprehensive review of the role of iron in human nutrition and also assesses the adequacy of iron intakes and status of the general and low income populations in the UK....more

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Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Sandwich Manufacturing: Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs - Food Hygiene (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) Regulations 2006

The 'Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Sandwich Manufacturing' has been produced by the British Sandwich Association in consultation with the industry and enforcement authorities. It provides essential guidance to businesses that manufacture sandwiches on site for retail sale at different premises. ...more

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Essence of Care 2010: Benchmarks for Food and Drink

'Essence of Care' was first introduced in 2001, designed to support and address the fundamentals of care which are still at the heart of its 12 benchmarks. 'Essence of Care' is ideal for frontline staff in health and social care settings....more

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Family Food: A Report on the 2008 Family Food Module of the Living Costs and Food Survey

Family Food is the latest in a series of annual reports from Defra on food and drink purchases by households in the United Kingdom. It is bases on data collected in the Expenditure and Food Survey which runs continuously throughout the year....more

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Family Food in 2007 - A Report on the 2007 Expenditure and Food Survey

'Family Food in 2007' is the latest in a series of annual reports from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on food and drink purchases by households in the United Kingdom. It is based on data collected in the Expenditure and Food Survey, which runs continuously throughout the year. ...more

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Application of WHO Growth Standards in the UK 2007: Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

The World Health Organization published 'WHO Children Growth Standards' for infants and children up to the age of 5 years in June 2006 (ISBN 9789241546935). The standards describe the growth of infants in six different countries who were predominantly breastfed for at least four months, or three months ...more

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The Nutritional Wellbeing of the British Population: Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition 2008

This report, 'The Nutritional Wellbeing of the British Population', summarises the analysis of the results of the British National Diet Surveys. The aims of these nationwide surveys, undertaken at regular intervals across a representative sample of the British ...more

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Manual of Nutrition: Eleventh Edition

'Manual of Nutrition - Eleventh Edition' is published at a time when there has never been a greater public interest in the relationship between food and health. It is also a period of unprecedented efforts to tackle food-related public health problems such as cardiovascular disease and ...more

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Family Food  A Report on the 2006 Expenditure and Food Survey

'Family Food A Report on the 2006 Expenditure and Food Survey' is the source of detailed statistical information on the purchases, expenditure and nutrient intakes derived from both food and drink consumed within both the household and whilst eating out. Data is collected for a sample of households in the United Kingdom using self-reported diaries of all purchases, including food eaten out, over ...more

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Infant Feeding Survey 2005: A Commentary on Infant Feeding Practices in the UK  Implications for Policy and Practice: Position statement by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition 2008

The Infant Feeding Survey has been conducted every five years since 1975 and captures a wealth of information about infant feeding practices in the United Kingdom. It helps to describe historical trends in infant feeding practice ...more

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Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey: Three Volume Survey, Executive Summary and CD-ROM

The Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey (LIDNS) was commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and provides strong, nationally representative evidence on the eating habits, nourishment, and nutrition-related health of people on low income. It also assesses the effect of lifestyle and a range of other factors. ...more

  • Published: 04 Feb 2008
  • ISBN: 9780117038271
  • £153.65 (£155.19 inc. VAT)
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Update on Trans Fatty Acids and Health: Position Statement by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition 2007

In 1994 the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) published its report on 'Nutritional Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease', which recommended that average intakes of trans fatty acids (trans FA) should not exceed 2% of dietary energy. Later reviews by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and ...more

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Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey: Summary of Key Findings

This survey, commissioned by the Food standards Agency (FSA), provides data on the dietary habits and nutritional status of the part of the UK population that has a low income. It is the most comprehensive survey of its kind in the UK and provides for the first time a wealth of information on the dietary habits ...more

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Update on Vitamin D: Position Statement by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition 2007

'Update on Vitamin D Position Statement by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition 2007' highlights the re-emergence of rickets in population subgroups and the high prevalence of low vitamin D status throughout the UK population. The 1991 UK Dietary Reference Values (DRV) recommended ...more

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Family Food  A Report on the 2005-06 Expenditure and Food Survey

This is the latest in a series of annual reports based on the Expenditure and Food Survey, which asks all household members above the age of seven to keep a diary of all food expenditure. The report shows trends in purchases by type of food and also converts these purchases to show energy and nutrient intakes. ...more

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