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A review of the health promotion network for action nutrition plan prepared for the Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health by the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Department of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Unit.; National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Health Promotion, National Nutrition Surveillance Centre.; Friel, Sharon; Nolan, Geraldine; Kelleher, Cecily
The Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health's Nutrition Health Promotion Framework for Action represented a five year plan for nutrition health promotion activities and was launched in 1991 by the Minister for Health. Dr Rory O'Hanlon. The initiative was broad ranging employing a settings based approach in the community, generally in schools in the workplace, health care facilities, and in association with the food industry and other organisations. The basis of the public health message was the existing healthy eating guidelines, which were qualitative in nature but also incorporated a number of specific quantifiable targets in relation to dietary components. During the past five years there have been a range of developments germane to public health, health promotion and nutrition. The establishment of the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre was one of those initiatives. and in 1996 we were asked to undertake a review of the Framework activities in the light of these events and to make suggestions for likely future directions of public health nutrition policy in the context of our nutrition surveillance information. The present report represents the outcome of that review. This is not an evaluation of the Framework for Action but a summary of the work undertaken and recommendations for the future. No specific summative or formative evaluation was planned though as shall be seen, specific initiatives were the subject of evaluation throughout the lifetime of the Framework and these we report here. The Framework was primarily the brainchild of the Health Promotion Unit, spearheaded by the consultant dietitian to the Department of Health.
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Nutrition Surveillance Centre. Department of Health Promotion. National University of Ireland, Galway.
First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:05:09 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:00:20