HC Deb 07 June 1995 vol 261 cc211-2W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list his Department's projects aimed at promoting healthy eating, indicating the cost of each project to his Department. [26303]

Mrs. Browning

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply being given to him by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health, which covers my Department's joint involvement in the work of the nutrition task force.

In addition to the initiatives being taken forward under the nutrition task force programme, my Department is involved in a number of projects to promote healthy eating through education and information. The costs of these are as follows:

Total cost up to end 1994–95 financial year £
Foodsense Healthy Eating booklet 178,800
Foodsense Healthy Eating for Older People booklet 20,300
Foodsense Healthy Eating video for the deaf 23,000
Eight Guidelines for a Healthy Diet (booklet and poster) 23,300
Substantial funding of the British Nutrition Foundation's School Resource Pack "Food a Fact of Life" 1,046,000
Healthy Eating for Toddlers ((a booklet for mothers) in the course of development). A comic for children, based on the Food Sense booklet for adults (in the course of development) Costs yet to be determined
The British Nutrition Foundation schools pack and the proposed comic for children cover food safety issues as well as healthy eating. Costs yet to be determined