Only a fifth of Brits eat their ‘5 A DAY’
A poll for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests that only one in five Britons eats the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The poll also found that, on average, 17 per cent of lower income households (social groups C2, D and E) eat at least five portions per day, compared with 27 per cent for those in higher income groups. Fruit and vegetable consumption levels were lowest in the north of England, where 18 per cent had five or more portions daily. The highest levels of consumption were reported in the south of England, where 26% said they ate at least five portions
The Department of Health first launched its five-a-day campaign in 2003 and after this poll is urging people to eat "just one more portion" for a healthier diet.
For further information, visit http://www.wcrf-uk.org/audience/media/press_release.php?recid=194