Health-conscious nation cuts back on bad habits

Occupational Health

Department of Health stats show positive signs on healthy living

The nation's diet is improving, according to a survey published by the Department of Health.

People eating less saturated fat, trans fat and added sugar than they were ten years ago, when the national diet and nutrition survey was last carried out ten years ago.

However, the population is still eating more than the recommended amount of saturated fat (found in animal foods such as butter) and sugar while just a third of people are eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Intake of fibre and oily fish is also less than recommended levels.

The research is available here.

   

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