News from The Kings Fund: 14 October

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
Dietary recommendations for energy
Energy requirements for the UK were last considered in 1991 by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy. The Department of Health asked SACN to review these requirements because the evidence base had moved on substantially, and over the same period the levels of overweight and obesity in the UK had risen sharply. SACN have set the new requirements for a level of energy intake required to maintain a healthy body weight. They have provided new recommendations for average dietary energy requirements for infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Change4Life three year social marketing strategy
This document sets out a new three-year marketing strategy (2011?14) for the Change4Life programme. It is published as a companion to Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England and describes how the Change4Life social marketing programme will support the achievement of the new national obesity ambitions, as well as promoting other, broader, lifestyle changes.

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