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Your questions on vitamin D answered by Food Standards Scotland’s expert

Our Senior Public Health Nutrition Advisor, Alana McDonald, answers some frequently asked questions about vitamin D.

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Why we support providing calorie information on menus

Eating out is no longer the occasional treat, most of us eat out on a regular basis – probably far more than we realise.

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Be aware of food allergies before you fire up the barbecue

For people living with food allergies, eating out or being invited as a guest for dinner can be a stressful experience.

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Celebrating our colleagues during British Science Week: Dr Jacqui McElhiney

Hello my name is Jacqui… My life as a scientist started at Glasgow Caledonian University where I did my first degree in microbiology, and when I graduated back in 1994, I didn’t really have a clue what I wanted to do! Now as Head of Science I manage 19 multidisciplinary scientists who are responsible for all of our research, surveillance and risk assessment activities relating to food safety and food authenticity.

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Celebrating our colleagues during British Science Week: Dr Susan Bond

Hello my name is Sue…I spent nearly 20 years working as a social researcher in universities, many of them at the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University. As a Senior Research Fellow I was in charge of numerous large and small-scale social research projects from evaluations of into work programmes to identifying good practice in equalities

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