Nutrition and health


Madam, - Contrary to the view of Dr Stuart Neilson (September 21st), the Nutrition and Health Foundation does not "represent the interests" of the food industry.

The NHF has the support of a wide range of groups which are working together to improve the health of Irish society. These include industry, Government, State agencies, scientists and health professionals. The work of the foundation is based exclusively on scientific evidence and knowledge, and promotes the need for a healthy, balanced diet alongside physical activity.

The NHF launched the results of its consumer survey "Health & Lifestyle Research 2005" on September 13th. This independently conducted research gives an important in-depth analysis of consumer attitude towards diet and health issues in Ireland, and will provide the basis for the foundation's activities.

The NHF welcomes comment from any individual or group to the address below. - Yours, etc.,

Dr LOUISE SULLIVAN, Manager, Nutrition and Health Foundation, Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2.