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Fish Oil

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What discussions they have held with the Medical Research Council concerning the giving of fish oil supplements to children. [HL6323]

The Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have not entered into any discussion with the Medical Research Council concerning the provision of fish oil supplements to children. However, the FSA is currently conducting a systematic review of research looking at the effect of nutrition and diet on the performance and behaviour of children in schools. This includes investigating studies that have used omega 3 and 6 fish oil supplements in schools.