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Is the British diet improving?

Reid, Marie; Hammersley, R.


Marie Reid

R. Hammersley


© 2016 British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin. The UK government’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey report of Years 5 and 6 (2012/2013-2013/2014) of the Rolling Programme has just been published. By and large, the results are not encouraging. Compared to previous results from 2008/2009, little has changed and the national sample of children and adults continues to report eating too much saturated fat, non-milk extrinsic sugars, too few fruit and vegetables and not enough oil-rich fish, with certain groups of the population found to have low levels of some key vitamins and minerals. A glimmer of hope is that there are a couple of indicators of improvement, and overall, the UK population’s diet has not got worse in the past 6 years.


Reid, M., & Hammersley, R. (2016). Is the British diet improving?. Nutrition Bulletin, 41(4), 360-364.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Nov 15, 2016
Publication Date Dec 1, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 5, 2020
Journal Nutrition Bulletin
Print ISSN 1471-9827
Electronic ISSN 1467-3010
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 4
Pages 360-364
Keywords Diet; Fibre; Fruit and vegetables; National Diet and Nutrition Survey; Saturated fat; Sugars
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