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Healthy eating Britain

19th January 2007

The healthy eating message seems to be getting through as new statistics reveal the UK is buying more fruit and vegetables.

Britons are buying record amounts of fruit and vegetables; household expenditure for fruit rose by nearly 13% and by over 6% for vegetables.  As the UK responds to the ‘5 A DAY’ fruit and vegetable initiative, sales of confectionary, soft drinks and alcohol also fell.  Household expenditure on fibre and dairy products also rose, with consumers continuing to switch from whole milk to semi-skimmed.

Responding to the biggest increase in sales of fruit and vegetables for 20 years, the government said there was no room for complacency and there is still work to be done to promote the healthy eating message. Jeff Rooker, minister for sustainable food and farming, said the results were promising but added, "Consumers must remember that the food choices they make can have a big difference not only to their health, but to their environment, and our countryside."

 

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