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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 8720, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Danish Whole Grain Partnership on increasing whole grain intakes.

Answered on

7 June 2021

Public Health England has had no discussions with the Danish Whole Grain Partnership on increasing whole grain intake.

There is no agreed definition for the term wholegrain. Therefore, Government dietary guidelines do not give specific advice for wholegrain intake.

Government dietary advice, as depicted by the Eatwell Guide, is that people should choose whole grain or higher fibre versions of starchy carbohydrates wherever possible. The Eatwell guide can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-eatwell-guide

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