In March 2016 the Scottish Government revised the Scottish Dietary Goals  to reflect updated recommendations on intakes of sugar and fibre from the independent Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) .
Set at a population level, the new goals indicate the extent of the dietary change needed to reduce the burden of obesity and diet-related disease in Scotland. They provide the basis of a healthy balanced diet which is essential to reduce diet related conditions such as obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. The key messages include:
This article was originally published in the SCPN Newsletter Volume 7, Issue 2. Read the full issue here, or read the digital edition below (great full screen on mobiles).