Screen time reduced from 220 to 64 minutes/day, and the number of AGHE
'extras' reduced from 6 to 2 per day.
According to the AGHE, this category provides protein, iron, zinc, niacin and vitamin B12 and states that, within this group, red meat is a particularly good source of iron and zinc.
A recent computer simulation analysis of the potential contribution of the various 'meat and alternatives' options to nutrient intake in men, women and pregnant women (8) showed that diets designed to conform to the current AGHE incorporating serves of vegetable origin from this group did not meet the new NRV for vitamin B12 and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for any of the groups assessed, nor for zinc in men and pregnant women or iron in women and pregnant women.
The paper by Shrapnel and Baghurst in this issue addresses some of the implications for the AGHE of the new n-3, LCn-3, n-6 and vitamin D recommendations (as well as vitamin E) in relation to placement of unsaturated fats and oils in the current guide where, for the most part, they are placed in the 'extras' or 'non-core' food category.
In short, there are a number of issues to be addressed in updating the current AGHE and to optimise its usefulness and uptake.
6,10) However, substantial investment into research in communication and translation will be required as focus groups during the development phase of the AGHE indicated that messages on healthy fats were confusing to consumers.
1) Although protein intakes modelled in the AGHE (15-21% of energy intake) are already at the lower end of the AMDR, future dietary modelling should aim to balance potentially higher protein intakes with other chronic disease recommendations.
Table 3 Comparison of existing food guidance systems and macronutrient- based reference food groups used to construct a pattern of intake to guide advice for diabetes treatment AGHE
(9) Core food guide Average USDA (10) (serves/ classification (9,10) serve size (serves/day) day) All vegetables, legumes 0.
In the development stage of the food basket, the AGHE
recommendations for both core food groups and 'extras', were used to generate a template for the basket (34).
To determine the proportion of children consuming EDMP food choices for breakfast, the 'extra foods' group from the AGHE
They mention behaviours, portion sizes, food labels, referring to changing family food supply, the AGHE
, and drinking water, rather than attention to calorie, fat and sugar counting.
Conclusions: Television food advertising did not support the recommendations for healthy eating contained in the AGHE