Research reports

Where does our food come from?

Date: July 2009. A large proportion of consumers expressed concern about imported foods, particularly those from outside of the EU.

Consumer knowledge, attitudes and beliefs around the nutritional content of smoothies

Date: February 2009. Dietary guidelines recommend that we eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables every day, and consumers are increasingly using smoothies as a way to achieve this. 

Food and nutrient intake and attitudes

Date: 2009. The factors driving this association with poorer health among disadvantaged groups have been extensively investigated and include economic, ecological, psycho-social and structural factors.

Tackling Food Poverty

Date: 2009. The report summarises the evaluation of the Decent Food for All (DFfA) intervention that was delivered by the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone (ADHAZ) Partnership.

Consumer Focused Review of the Pork Supply Chain

Date: November 2008. Pig meat production was valued at €290 (£198) million ROI in 2007 & valued at £190 (€280) million NI in 2006.

A Review of the Milk Supply Chain

Date: April 2008. The milk review revealed that young women and teenage girls should increase their consumption of milk to improve their calcium intake.

A Review of the Beef Food Chain

Date: February 2008. This review of the beef food chain revealed that men are eating too much beef and women are eating too little.

A Review of the Fruit and Vegetable Food Chain

Date: January 2007. This review showed that based on the balance of current scientific evidence, organic fruit and vegetables are no safer or more nutritious than conventionally produced varieties.

The Economic Impact of Gastroenteritis on the Island of Ireland

Date: 2007. The main objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden of gastroenteritis on the island of Ireland.

Consumer Focused Review of the Finfish Food Chain

Date: March 2006. Our review into the finfish food chain on the island of ireland revealed that despite a highly regulated industry producing a very nutritious food source, the consumption of fish remains low.


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