People should halve the amount of dairy foods they eat, the Government’s dietary adviser has said in a radical move to cut obesity.
Public Health England (PHE) says men should have only 200 calories of dairy per day while women should have just 160cal, meaning that just one large latte coffee could put a woman over her recommended daily limit.
The move was heavily criticised by nutritionists, MPs and the dairy industry, who accused PHE of putting public health at risk with its “baffling” advice.
They say the new guidance does not provide for enough calcium or iodine in people’s diet, essential for healthy bones and brain development.
One milky coffee a day and that’s it.
PHE’s chief nutritionist, Dr Alison Tedstone, said: “The evidence shows that we should continue to base our meals on starchy carbohydrates, especially wholegrain, and eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day.
They want us back to pease pudding, don’t they?