Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

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.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

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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