Food and you

Original article published by Beverage Blog - Tuesday 18 April 2017

The UK Food Standards Agency has just published its 4th biennial Food & You Survey, based on interviews with 3,118 adults in 2016. It found:

• 96% were not vegetarian or vegan.

• 80% reported no adverse reactions or avoidance of certain foods.

• Of the 20% who did report reactions or avoidance, 22% mentioned dairy and 13% mentioned gluten.

• Of the same 20%, 43% said a food allergy had been clinically diagnosed and 24% said a food intolerance had been clinically diagnosed.

• 74% reported consuming milk and dairy products at least once a day, higher than in previous surveys.

• 92% eat fish 1-2 times a week.

• 85% eat eggs 3-4 times a week.

• 54% eat fruit 1 or more times a day.

• 30% eat chicken or turkey 3-4 times a week.

• 17% eat red meat 3-4 times a week.

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