Food (and drink) habits
This study explored the dietary records of 1724 British adults and looked in detail at their beverage consumption patterns "24/7". These were then linked with their total water intake and associations were explored between drinks consumed and energy intake on different days. Alcoholic drinks were a major factor in high consumption of water and calories, especially at weekends. Although caloric drinks were associated with higher energy intake, this was less than that of the drinks themselves, suggesting some compensation occurs.
This paper reviews data on water intake and the contribution of different beverages in UK, Europe and USA. It poses the question - are we drinking enough and what is an adequate water intake?
Only 4% of adults simultaneously met five targets related to fat, saturated fat (SFA), 5-a-day fruit and vegetables, fibre (non starch polysaccharide) (NSP) and protein intake and, with the exception of target protein intake, the majority of people (51%) achieved none of the guidelines.
This article has just been published online in PHN May 2011
Looks at associations between breakfast choices and nutrient intakes over the day. Based on 12068 persondays of data from NDNS adults