Dietary guidelines don't work. Here's how to fix them.

Duane Mellor, Cathy Knight-Agarwal

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Dietary guidelines come under a lot of fire. They have been accused of not being based on evidence, not being environmentally sustainable and being out of touch with nutritional science. They also fail to change people’s eating habits, as shown in Australia and the US.

The time has come for us to rethink the purpose of dietary guidelines, what they contain and how they deliver their message.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017


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