Food Policy inPracticeCliodhna Foley-Nolan,May2013.
Food Policy-Practice Translation!!!In theory, practice is simpleBeware… I have proved it correct,not tried it…
Food Policy + Practice
Programme for Government2011-’16Modern, fair, socially inclusiveand equal societyAgricultureTradeSocial protectionHealthTr...
1. Food poverty-health inequalities2.Recent policy developments3.All island collaboration (AIOAF)
Food Poverty“the inability to access an adequate quality orsufficient quantity of food in socially acceptableways, or the ...
‘Penny dinners’
Eat less wellMean intakes Food Groups disadvantagedand advantaged womenFood Group Median Intake (g/day)Disadvantaged Advan...
Eat less nutritious foodSocio-economic differences in energy,fibre and macronutrient intakesRecommendedDaily IntakeDisadva...
Relative prices:
Planning +Transport
Health Burden50% CHD deaths33% Cancer deathsLow birth weight and MacrosomiaDepression- dementia…
Associated-Diabetes ratesPopulation prevalence rates of diabetes; across deprivation bands inNorthern Ireland within age g...
Overweight
Sociodemographic Distribution ofOverweight and ObesityBMISelf-reportedBMIMeasuredN=9,735 N=2,170Overweight Obese Overweigh...
Children’s growth/development:
Food Deprivation~ 17% children
Safefood: Food PovertyPublic Policy- HFFA; SAGO Obesity;Campaigns-Focus testing; Health literacyResearch –early school lea...
Research Insights:“Yeah well I’m not thinking longterm, I’m just trying to get by, day byday”“Rent, heat and electric come...
Food deprivation: 2003-10(composite index)
Primary and Secondary Schools
Community Food InitiativesCafesGardensClassesSocial CapitalLittle steps+Weigh2live+ Stopthe Spread
Recent food policy developments:
Food and Health Policies…<10% cals-Sat fat<1% cals-Trans fats<15% cals-free sugars>400g fruit & veg<5g saltNational, EU,Gl...
Dietary Policy OptionsEliminate choiceRestrict choiceDisincentives (tax)Incentives (subsidies)Change default option (refor...
Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax
SSB Tax Proposal:DOHC agenda Autumn 2011Opposition: “regressive”, outcomeunpredictable, blunt instrument?level of effectiv...
Food Behaviour focus:Practical cooking Shopping
Calories on Food Chain menus25% cals eaten ,produced out of home(NANS2010)US: Reduction 152 cals hamburger joints,72calssa...
Collaboration: Policy makers + Practitioners
Allisland Obesity ACTION forum30 members(Govt, Industry,NGOs,Practitioners)2/yearMeeting+Workshop
Food Policy and Practice counts!
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Food Policy in Practice, Dr. Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, Dorector of Human Nutrition, Safefood

  1. 1. Food Policy inPracticeCliodhna Foley-Nolan,May2013.
  2. 2. Food Policy-Practice Translation!!!In theory, practice is simpleBeware… I have proved it correct,not tried it…
  3. 3. Food Policy + Practice
  4. 4. Programme for Government2011-’16Modern, fair, socially inclusiveand equal societyAgricultureTradeSocial protectionHealthTransportFinance
  5. 5. 1. Food poverty-health inequalities2.Recent policy developments3.All island collaboration (AIOAF)
  6. 6. Food Poverty“the inability to access an adequate quality orsufficient quantity of food in socially acceptableways, or the uncertainty that one will be able todo so” Riches 1997.“the poorer people are, the worse their diet andthe more diet related disease they suffer”Faculty Public Health UK
  7. 7. ‘Penny dinners’
  8. 8. Eat less wellMean intakes Food Groups disadvantagedand advantaged womenFood Group Median Intake (g/day)Disadvantaged AdvantagedFruit and Vegetables 172 405Breakfast Cereals 4 29Sweet foods andConfectionary67 64Dairy Products 166 228HFFA 2009
  9. 9. Eat less nutritious foodSocio-economic differences in energy,fibre and macronutrient intakesRecommendedDaily IntakeDisadvantaged AdvantagedEnergy ~2000kCals/day 2329 1978Dietary Fibre >25g/day 10.1 12.6Total Fat <33% TotalEnergy35.3 30.7Saturated Fat <10% TotalEnergy13.9 11.6Safefood/DCU
  10. 10. Relative prices:
  11. 11. Planning +Transport
  12. 12. Health Burden50% CHD deaths33% Cancer deathsLow birth weight and MacrosomiaDepression- dementia…
  13. 13. Associated-Diabetes ratesPopulation prevalence rates of diabetes; across deprivation bands inNorthern Ireland within age group (2007)IPH
  14. 14. Overweight
  15. 15. Sociodemographic Distribution ofOverweight and ObesityBMISelf-reportedBMIMeasuredN=9,735 N=2,170Overweight Obese Overweight ObeseGENDER (%) (%) (%) (%)Men 43 15 45 22Women 29 12 32 24AGE GROUP18-29 23 6 27 1130-44 37 15 39 2245-64 44 19 45 3265+ 40 14 41 30SOCIAL CLASSSC 1-2 39 13 40 22SC 3-4 36 14 37 24SC 5-6 36 17 42 29Slan
  16. 16. Children’s growth/development:
  17. 17. Food Deprivation~ 17% children
  18. 18. Safefood: Food PovertyPublic Policy- HFFA; SAGO Obesity;Campaigns-Focus testing; Health literacyResearch –early school leaversExisting channels-Resource centres,Youthreach etc.Initiatives-Community Food Initiatives;Food Banking
  19. 19. Research Insights:“Yeah well I’m not thinking longterm, I’m just trying to get by, day byday”“Rent, heat and electric come first…”
  20. 20. Food deprivation: 2003-10(composite index)
  21. 21. Primary and Secondary Schools
  22. 22. Community Food InitiativesCafesGardensClassesSocial CapitalLittle steps+Weigh2live+ Stopthe Spread
  23. 23. Recent food policy developments:
  24. 24. Food and Health Policies…<10% cals-Sat fat<1% cals-Trans fats<15% cals-free sugars>400g fruit & veg<5g saltNational, EU,Global
  25. 25. Dietary Policy OptionsEliminate choiceRestrict choiceDisincentives (tax)Incentives (subsidies)Change default option (reformulate)Enable choice/Provide informationDo nothingNuffield Council Bioethics
  26. 26. Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax
  27. 27. SSB Tax Proposal:DOHC agenda Autumn 2011Opposition: “regressive”, outcomeunpredictable, blunt instrument?level of effectivenessIssues: level of tax, ring fence tax take,jobs and industry lossHIA report, November 2012
  28. 28. Food Behaviour focus:Practical cooking Shopping
  29. 29. Calories on Food Chain menus25% cals eaten ,produced out of home(NANS2010)US: Reduction 152 cals hamburger joints,72calssandwich bars (female, educated)Opposition =Catering industryCalorie Calculator (SAGO)
  30. 30. Collaboration: Policy makers + Practitioners
  31. 31. Allisland Obesity ACTION forum30 members(Govt, Industry,NGOs,Practitioners)2/yearMeeting+Workshop
  32. 32. Food Policy and Practice counts!

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