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).
In our second issue of 2016, Scotland's new cancer strategy, human rights and cancer prevention, the updated Eatwell guide, as well as the usual breakdown of cancer prevention research and news from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.