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Food and nutrition position statements

A quick guide to the evidence behind the Heart Foundation’s new dietary guidelines.

Key takeaways

  • Explore a range of useful evidence-based position statements for health professionals, including: dietitians, nutritionists, general practice, allied health and health professionals working in the area of nutrition and cardiovascular health. 
  • Our Heart Healthy Eating Patterns position statement outlines our approach to healthy eating, underpinned by a strong base of evidence reports. 

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