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Research Projects

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report, in tabular form, details of all research projects in the field of diet and health currently being sponsored by his Department, giving details of the amount of time being spent on each project, the location at which the work is being undertaken and the names of the principal researchers concerned.

The Department's directly funded research programme currently includes the following projects in the field of diet and health.



Principal Researchers

Expected duration


The National Study of Health and Growth (Nutrition project)The Social Medicine and Health Services Research Unit, St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, LondonProfessor W. Holland and Dr. R. RonaCommenced in 1972 and continuingDiet is one aspect of this study of the health and growth of schoolchildren
Survey into schoolchildren's nutritionOffice of Population Censuses and SurveysCommenced 1983Undertaken on behalf of DHSS
Survey into Infant FeedingOffice of Population Censuses and SurveysCommenced 1985Undertaken on behalf of DHSS
Adult Nutritional SurveyOffice of Population Censuses and SurveysCommenced September 1986Undertaken on behalf of DHSS and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food