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Nutrient survey of breakfast cereals - analytical report
Project Code: N10017
The objective of this project was to provide up-to-date and reliable information on the nutrient composition of breakfast cereals. It updates information on those foods that have been previously analysed, and provides information on new products, which have become more popular and widely available in recent years.
Most breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals, such as folic acid and iron, and are an important source of these nutrients in the UK diet. It is likely that there will have been changes in the level and extent of these fortification practices since these products were last analysed. In addition, there is a more varied range of products that are more widely available, partly due to a significant increase in the range of supermarket "own label" products.
The results of the study will be incorporated into the Agency’s nutrient databanks for the National Diet and Nutrition Survey and the Expenditure and Food Survey. Results will also be incorporated into future publications in the “McCance and Widdowson’s” The Composition of Foods series.
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