UK diet – beverages and sugar
Following on from yesterday’s blog about general British dietary trends, today I have extracted some more detailed findings on beverages and sugar.
• Household consumption of low calorie soft drinks overtook regular soft drinks in 2015.
• Non-milk extrinsic sugars fell from 14.8% of total food energy intake in 2001/02 to 12.8% in 2015, but remain substantially above recommendations.
• Soft drinks accounted for 15% of household non-milk extrinsic sugars in 2015.
• Alcohol accounted for 15.3% of weekly household spending on all food and drink.
• Self reported alcohol consumption “could be 40 per cent or more lower than actual consumption.”