Results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) results from years 5 and 6 (2012/13 – 2013/14) were recently published. The NDNS rolling programme is carried out across the UK to assess the diet, nutrient intake and nutritional status of both adults and children.

Key findings from the survey included:

  • Mean sugar intake exceeded the recommendation across most age groups
  • Mean saturated fat intake exceeded recommendation across all age groups
  • Mean trans fatty acid intake was below recommendation
  • Mean non-starch polysaccharide intake was below recommendation for adults
  • Only 8% of children (11-18 years) met the 5-A-Day recommendation for fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Mean red and processed meat intake for men exceeded the recommendation of 70g per day
  • Oily fish consumption well below the recommendation of one portion per week
  • 48% of girls had low iron-stores
  • Low vitamin D status across all age groups
Posted: 20/09/2016 12:01:33 by Niamh Dowling
Filed under: NDNS, Survey


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