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CEDAR resources

The following are documents that CEDAR has been involved in that support effective evaluation of public health intervention:


Evidence sources


Evaluation guidance


Food and diet

Useful resources for food prices, purchasing, consumption, diet, nutrition and health.

  • Family Food is the source of detailed statistical information on purchased quantities, expenditure and nutrient intakes derived from both household and eating out food and drink.
  • The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) is a continuous cross-sectional survey of the food consumption, nutrient intakes and nutritional status of  the general population aged 18 months upwards living in private households in the UK. It covers all four countries of the UK and is designed to be representative of the UK population.
  • The Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey (LIDNS) was commissioned by the Food Standards Agency. It provides strong, nationally representative, evidence on the eating habits, nourishment and nutrition-related health of people on low income. It also assesses the effect of lifestyle and a range of other factors on these things.
  • Living Costs and Food Survey list of datasets (previously known as Expenditure and Food Survey). A household expenditure survey with details about foods and beverages purchased.
  • The annual Food Statistics Pocketbook provides a round-up of statistics on food covering the economic, social and environmental aspects of the food we eat (excluding agriculture).
  • The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is an advisory Committee of independent experts that provides advice to the Department of Health as well as other government agencies and Departments. Its remit includes matters concerning nutrient content of individual foods, advice on diet and the nutritional status of people.
  • The Eatwell Plate. The eatwell plate shows the different types of food we need to eat – and in what proportions – to have a well balanced and healthy diet. Other healthy eating resources from NHS Choices can be found here.