Nutrition

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Dietary Reference Values for Energy

'Dietary Referencew Values for Energy' details the evidence and approaches the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) have considered in order to update the Dietary reference values (DRVs) for energy. ...more

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

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

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

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