Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00306-3
Title: Dietary guidelines, international
Authors: Seow, A. 
Keywords: Dietary patterns
Disease prevention
Food safety
Food-based guidelines
Health promotion nutritional requirements
Nutrients
Public health
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Seow, A. (2008). Dietary guidelines, international. International Encyclopedia of Public Health : 190-194. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00306-3
Abstract: Dietary guidelines are tools that translate the science of nutritional requirements to a practical pattern of food choices for the general population. On a national level, they provide guidance for health promotion and risk reduction, and often form the basis of national food and nutrition policies and education programs. This article summarizes the types of scientific tools used in developing such advice, the use of food-based rather than nutrient-based guidelines, the need to consider the prevailing eating patterns, culture, and broader national and international context within which the guidelines will be used, and the importance of monitoring and evaluation of the impact of guidelines after they have been implemented. © 2008 Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: International Encyclopedia of Public Health
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129738
ISBN: 9780123739605
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00306-3
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