24 May Do we eat enough vegetables, fruit and fish?
Women often eat enough fruit
A quarter of all people from the age of 4 eat enough fruit according to the guidelines. Women (30 percent) more often eat enough fruit than men (22 percent). Children up to the age of 8 must eat one and a half pieces of fruit daily according to the standard. The daily fruit standard of two pieces of fruit, such as pomegranates, pears, mandarins or bananas, applies to everyone older than 9 years.
Men eat just as much vegetables as women
More than a quarter of us have enough vegetables on the table every day. There is no difference between men and women here.
The advice for children aged 4-8 years is to eat 100 grams of vegetables daily
for 9-13-year-olds as well as 71-somethings is 150 grams recommended
for 14-70-year-olds is 200 grams of vegetables the norm
Eating fish stays behind
The norm for eating fish at least twice a week, of which at least once fatty fish such as salmon, herring or mackerel, only lives for 14 percent of the population.
Fruit not yet established among young people
Especially with young people it seems that eating fruits, vegetables and fish is not integrated in daily life. With three in ten primary school children who eat enough fruit, they eat below average. The group above is even less satisfied with fruit, because of the 12 to 16 year olds only 14 percent comply with the directive. As people grow older, fruit consumption increases again: 45 percent of the over-75s have enough fruit.
Vegetables and fish are more popular with higher educated people
The differences between lower educated and higher educated who meet the standard for fruit are not large. However, those with a higher education meet the standard for vegetables and fish more often than those with a lower education.
There is, however, a difference between educational levels with regard to age. Young people are more often higher educated than older people. If we take into account the differences in gender and age structure, higher educated people eat enough fruit more often than lower educated people. The differences between higher educated and lower educated for vegetables and fish are also widening.