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Micronutrient recommendation stakeholders' beliefs on dietary guidelines: a qualitative study across six European countries/regions.

Brown, KA, Timotijevic, L, Barnett, J, Ruprich, J, Rehůřková, I, Hermoso, M, Andersen, LF, Lillegaard, IT, Fernández-Celemín, L, Larrañaga, A, Lončarevič-Srmič, A and Raats, MM (2011) Micronutrient recommendation stakeholders' beliefs on dietary guidelines: a qualitative study across six European countries/regions. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65 (7). 872 - 874. ISSN 0954-3007

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Abstract

A range of stakeholders have been involved in the development and implementation of dietary guidelines (DG) across Europe. Seventy-seven semi-structured qualitative interviews explored stakeholders' beliefs of DG in six European countries/regions. A main theme, variation in the interpretation of the term dietary guideline, was identified using thematic analysis. Descriptions of DG varied across stakeholder groups and countries. Reference was made to both food-based and nutrient-based guidelines, including the terms food-based DG and food guides (for example, pyramids), nutrient recommendations, dietary recommendations, dietary reference values and guideline daily amounts. The terminology surrounding DG requires greater clarity. Until that time, stakeholders would benefit from increased awareness of potential misinterpretations and the implications of this on multi-stakeholder, multi-national policy development and implementation.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 13 April 2011; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2011.38.

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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65 (7), April 2011, DOI 10.1038/ejcn.2011.38. Nature Publishing Group.
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 15:07
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/25587

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