New Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 April 2000

Citation

(2000), "New Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2000.01730bab.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


New Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

New Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

In October 1999 the Government announced the setting-up of a new committee to give independent and expert advice on all matters relating to nutrition and health. Its role will be to support all four health departments and the FSA. The new committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) will succeed the current Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy (COMA). A review of COMA was set up in the light of the Government's intention to set up the FSA. SACN will advise Government via the Chief Medical Officers and the FSA. COMA and its panel will continue to advise the Government until the new committee is in place.