How well does the average British family eat?
Does the food system restrict healthy choices for typical British families? That was the question posed by independent organisation The Food Foundation’s report, Force-Fed, sponsored by Benenden, which was presented to the UK government.
The answer? The diets of typical British families are the greatest risk to their health and survival, found the think tank. Here are some of the findings:
- 25% are obese
- 5% have diabetes
- 74% don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables
- 50%+ can’t understand nutritional information
- salt or sugar food gives 47% of our calories
- We spend 20% more due to promotions
- 53% increase in places to eat out in the last 10 years
- Eating out uses up 1/3 of spending on food & drink