The question we really need to ask ourselves is not “What weight should I be?” but “What should my body fat be for my age, height and gender?” and “What type of fat am I carrying?” This is what I am looking at in the second of my new series in the Irish Times Health Supplement. For the full article and 2 delicious recipes, click on the link below.
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If you work in the Food Industry, you may be interested in the following……
NEW EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and Food Information Regulation
On 14th December 2012, the European Commission adopted a list of 222 EU approved health claims for use on foods (Regulation 432 / 2012), which are permitted for use in commercial communications to consumers
This means that health claims that have not been specifically authorised will need to be removed from all commercial communications on the EU market, or amended to meet the new rules. Whilst this is a big constraint for companies promoting “rejected” health claims, the Health Claims Regulation provides opportunities for food companies to use approved health claims in line with the recommended conditions of use.
In addition, this Regulation lays down harmonised rules across the European Union for the use of nutrition claims such as “low fat”, “high fibre”.
If you are unsure as to how this Regulation affects you and your company, Paula Mee Nutrition Consulting can provide you with expertise to help you:
Understand how the Regulation affects you
Ensure you are compliant with the Regulation
Identify how you can benefit from the list of approved nutrition and health claims
We can also advise you on Regulation No. 1169/2011 – the Food Information Regulation. This will apply from 13th December 2014 and will have a significant impact on how food businesses communicate with consumers. It applies to food businesses at all stages of the food chain and addresses diverse issues such as
allergen labelling of non-prepacked foods
front of pack labelling
For more information on how we can help you with any of the above Regulations, please email@example.com
Individual Dietary Assessment and Advice
If you would like a personal consultation to optimise your nutritional intake, qualified dietitians Paula Mee and Eimear Walsh are available in Medfit.
At your appointment you will receive a printed body composition analysis and individual dietary assessment.
To make an appointment or for further information please phone Medfit on 01 278 4423.
Keep in mind that research on these matters is on-going and is subject to change. The information presented is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. It is intended to provide ongoing support of your healthy lifestyle practices.