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There is much confusion today about diets, what we should eat, and what we should avoid. Food 4 Health explores this current confusion to try and find answers to some basic questions regarding the role of food in health and wellness.

A crucial aspect is why people make the food choices they do and how these choices are influenced by their own food environments within families and society. Influences may  include food trends; food availability; life situations; dietary guidelines; diet information in the press; nutrition knowledge; taste; food preferences and social pressures.

Food 4 Health will provide a critical evaluation of the scientific and lay-person literature surrounding food environments and food choices leading to the confused messages.  Much of the current confusion has arisen because, over the past fifty years, advice has centred on nutrients. In Food 4 Health the discussion will return to food.

Please feel free to contact if you wish to add to the discussion, or have any query.

I hope you enjoy this website and learn something from the messages.

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Image Courtesy author, Leonie Elizabeth (c) Copyright 2017

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