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Know Your Calories

New research shows majority of County Derry~Londonderry adults don’t know their recommended daily calorie intake

  • According to a new survey published  by the Food Standards Agency, only 39% of people in Co Londonderry know their daily calorie intake
  • To help tackle this, the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland is launching a new campaign to raise public awareness of the daily calorie recommendation of 2,500kcal for men and 2,000kcal for women

Research published today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals only 39% of people in Co. Londonderry know how many calories they should aim to consume in a day.

To help tackle this issue, the FSA in NI has launched a new campaign, ‘Know Your Calories’, to increase awareness of the recommended daily calorie intake in NI. While the amount of calories can vary based on a variety of factors like age and amount of daily activity, the general guide is 2,000kcal per day for women and 2,500kcal per day for men.


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