Letter from AuchendreichBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6932.861 (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:861
- Colin Douglas
Here in the Greater Auchendreich Health Board area we take health eating seriously. There is a board level strategy, generating goals and setting deadlines for unit level policy task forces, which in turn set targets for a comprehensive network of hospital level implementation groups, all efforts being meshed with a multimedia dietary education campaign conducted with the enthusiastic backing of the local newspaper, many of the parish magazines, and our very own Radio Dreich.
The task is certainly a formidable one. Local eating habits combine the worst of rural and urban Scottish dietary failings and are deeply ingrained and generally unhealthy. Early ambitions, such as the elimination of the potato scone by the year 2000, have …