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Fats – Good and Bad

FEEDING JUNK FOOD TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS

Printed in the Irish Medical Times, Monday April 22 2013.   By Dr. Neville Wilson The recent exposure of “junk food”, parading as healthy meals for hospitalized patients ( Irish Medical News 4 March 2013) is a disturbing revelation, raising serious questions about the standard of dietary care offered to …

FAT TAX IS MISGUIDED

A Letter printed in IRISH TIMES (19 OCT, 2012). Sir, – Jennifer 0′Connell raises some legitimate concerns about the proposed levy on saturated fats, as part of government policy to impose a tax on dietary fats, sugar and salt. (Life page -October 17th). Unfortunately, she falls into the same trap …

Be Wary of the Low Fat Message

The perceived correlation between junk food marketing and unhealthy dietary practices of Irish children is currently under the spotlight of the Children’s Commercial  Communications Code. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently reviewing submissions of concern from the public and professional bodies, with a mandate to consider imposing advertising …