Sponsorship from industry is a dance with the Devil.
Keep your hands "clean' by getting the public onside to vote in supporters of adequate NHS finding.
Australian Dieticics Association has meetings in Coca Cola building.
That's the road you're heading down.
Further to the above - What does "balanced" mean in this context? Presumably it means the "right" balance. What evidence is there that the recommended proportions are nutritionally maximal? I haven't seen any research on this.
What would happen if they were changed, say carbs down 15%, healthy fats up 15%? What's the research on this?
The elephant in the room is we have an obesity and diabetes epidemic at the same time as the population has more or less been following the Eatwell guidelines and public health refuses to consider an alternative.
Finally, I don't understand why you're even bothering to mention the Mail online - why would any critically alert nurse be taking any health advice from the Mail? I wouldn't take their advice on how to blow up a balloon. Get straight to the research please. 😎
You quite rightly critique this study on fairly straightforward criteria. However you direct us to the NHS Choices website and the Eatwell guidelines. What robust evidence is there for the percentage of carbs it recommends? What account is taken of the serious doubts now held by numerous scientists and nutritionists about the heart/fat hypothesis and the findings on low carb healthy fat diet.