The British Nutrition Foundation

Health Week

The British Nutrition Foundation is a registered charity.

"We provide impartial, evidence-based information on food and nutrition. Our core purpose is to make nutrition science accessible to all."

"We do not lobby, endorse any products, engage in food advertising campaigns or allow commercial or political pressure to influence us when publishing or disseminating information."

"We are a Certified Member of the Information Standard, a quality mark supported by NHS England which identifies our website as a reliable and trustworthy source of information."

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Zoë Harcombe is very persuasive in explaining that the sustaining members of the British Nutrition Foundation are all the big name food companies. Below that there are ordinary members, the supermarkets, the flour millers, and the bread bakers.

These companies in public private partnerships sustain research in universities and are active also as sponsors of various associations devoted to heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.

There is no independence, although independence is claimed.

The British Nutrition Foundation
Sustaining Members

What are the main dietary messages of the new Eatwell Guide?

Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.

Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates; choosing wholegrain versions where possible.

Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks); choosing lower fat and lower sugar options.

Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily).

Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Drink 6-8 cups/glasses of fluid a day.

If consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar have these less often and in small amounts.

The Eatwell Guide shows the different types of food we should eat – and in what proportions – to have a healthy, balanced diet.