Families spending more on treat foods than on fruits and vegetables

Research from safefood has found that families in Northern Ireland are spending more on treat foods than on fruit and vegetables.

Data on supermarket spending was collected from households with children in Northern Ireland (NI). Treat foods are foods which provide calories, sugar and fat but have little nutritional value. Treat foods include sweets, chocolate and biscuits.

The research found that on average families with children in NI spend almost one quarter of the weekly shop on treat foods, in comparison, 10% of the spend is on fruit and 7% on vegetables.

Take a look at the infographic below for more information on the spend on treat foods. For tips on reducing treat foods take a look at our START campaign.

infographic showing the amount spent on treats in Northern Ireland


Posted: 24/04/2018 16:02:45 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Fruit, Treats, Vegetables


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