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Question for Department of Health

UIN HL477, tabled on 15 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the eating of nuts, in the light of reports that doing so could substantially lower the risk of early death.

Answered on

23 June 2015

Nuts can make a useful contribution to intakes of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals within a balanced diet. They are also rich in fat and are therefore a concentrated source of energy (calories).

Government promotes a healthy balanced diet as visually depicted in the eatwell plate. As part of this, the Government recommends people eat some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein including nuts.

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Department of Health and Social Care