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    Demand that UK Dietary guidelines are no longer influenced by the food industry

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    Demand that UK Dietary guidelines are no longer influenced by the food industry

    Post by graham64 on Mon May 30 2016, 22:30


    Join us in signing this Change.org petition – speak up and tell the UK government to start rethinking the way that national dietary guidelines are created and reviewed, and to review the current dietary guidelines with a new panel of professionals who have no food industry bias and conflicts of interest.

    The dietary guidelines for the UK are produced by Public Health England and comprise the Eatwell Guide graphic and an accompanying 12-page document. Prior to the current Eatwell Guide we had the Eatwell Plate, which was introduced in 2007 and is very similar to the current guide.

    Before the 2016 Eatwell Guide was published it was reviewed by Public Health England and an external reference group.

    The eleven individuals who comprised this group were from nutritional bodies and food and drink corporations such as the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). See notes below.

    The members of seven of these nutritional bodies and food and drink corporations are companies which produce and/or sell ultra-processed food. Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Mars, Nestle and more.

    The Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition (SACN) produce reports on nutrition and health. One of these is the 2015 report entitled ‘Carbohydrates and Health’. The recommendations in this report were used as the basis for the updated advice published in the 2016 Eatwell Guide.

    Out of the 12 scientists and researchers that worked on the ‘Carbohydrate and Health’ report, 7 of them (including the Chair, Ian Macdonald) had/have interests in the same companies who are associated with the Eatwell Guides external reference group. See notes below for the full list of individuals and their corresponding conflicts of interest.

    More here:  https://www.change.org/p/jane-ellison-mp-demand-that-uk-dietary-guidelines-are-no-longer-influenced-by-the-food-industry


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    Re: Demand that UK Dietary guidelines are no longer influenced by the food industry

    Post by chris c on Wed Jun 01 2016, 22:52

    Signed.

    Wonder how long before Jane Ellison becomes an ex-MP
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    Re: Demand that UK Dietary guidelines are no longer influenced by the food industry

    Post by graham64 on Thu Jun 02 2016, 22:27

    @chris c wrote:Signed.

    Wonder how long before Jane Ellison becomes an ex-MP

    Seeing Public Health England and Department for Health UK are also being petitioned any chance of them resigning en masse floggingdeadhorse


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