HCC to discuss red meat and balanced diets at major health conference
Welsh red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), in association with other red meat levy bodies, heads to a major conference of health professionals next week, to discuss the burning issue of the role of red meat in a balanced diet.
HCC will have a stand presence at the Nursing in Practice Conference at Cardiff’s All Nations Centre on Tuesday 27 November, where they will discuss the latest research on the benefits of lamb, beef and pork in a healthy diet.
The conference will also feature top dietitian Dr. Carrie Ruxton as a keynote speaker. She will address the delegates on the theme of ‘Red Meat: Friend or Foe’.
Recent research has shown that most people in Britain consume well below the Government’s recommended maximum red meat intake of 70g per day, and that some groups in society – particularly young women and girls – are deficient in some of the nutrients that are to be found abundantly in beef, lamb and pork such as iron, zinc and B vitamins.
HCC’s Consumer Executive Elwen Roberts commented: “With over 200 nurses and other health professionals due to be in attendance, it’s important that HCC is at the Nursing in Practice conference to discuss the role of red meat in a healthy balanced diet.
She added, “We look forward to engaging with NHS workers in a fun interactive quiz on meat and nutrition, as well as having a new suite of factsheets that will be available free for health professionals to ensure they have the latest and science-based information on red meat.
“Given the sometimes sensationalist media coverage, people may be forgiven for being confused as to the health benefits of red meat,” explained Elwen, “but when consumed in moderate quantities as part of a balanced diet, red meat can be an excellent source of a wide range of essential nutrients.”
HCC’s Elwen Roberts discusses red meat and nutrition with health professionals.
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