© 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.
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