§ Mr. Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what policies and guidelines are issued to the armed forces in respect of nutrition.
§ Mr. Lee
The nutrition of the armed forces is kept under continuous review by the services nutrition advisory panel whose advice is almost always implemented. The services fitness training programme, including special films and publications incorporating advice on nutrition, strongly reinforces the general advice given to service men in this area, particularly on the ill effects of obesity.