healthy eating

By Kremlin Wickramasinghe, University of Oxford and Mike Rayner, University of Oxford

The Eatwell plate is the UK government’s official food guide about which foods we should eat to achieve a healthy diet. It is essentially a pie-chart depicting the recommended intakes of five specified food groups: fruit and vegetables, dairy products, cereals, meat and processed foods. It was first published 20 years ago – and despite some two decades of nutritional research has not been changed since.

In some countries – notably Australia, the US and Brazil – the official food guide is revised on a regular basis. Some two decades since it was first published, Public Health England has announced that it will revise the Eatwell plate in the light of proposed new recommendations on sugar from the government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.


Unit For Biocultural Variation And Obesity - Seminar Series - Hilary Term 2014

Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room) Oxford OX2 6PE

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek & Amy McLennan


Thursday 20 February
Stephanie von Hinke Kessler-Scholder, University of York and Institute for Fiscal Studies, London

Getting a healthy start? Nudge versus economic incentives in the promotion of healthy eating