Results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme

Today Public Health England published results from years 7 and 8 of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) rolling programme. This report covers years 2014/15 to 2015/16. The NDNS rolling programme is a continuous programme, carried out across the United Kingdom to assess the diet, nutrient intake and nutritional status of both adults and children.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • Mean intake of free sugars was double the recommendation in all age groups.
  • Mean intake of free sugar has reduced since the beginning of the programme in children and young adults. This is in part due to a fall in the consumption of sugary drinks.
  • Mean saturated fat intake exceeded the recommendation across all age groups.
  • Mean trans-fat intake was below the recommended level.
  • Mean fibre intakes were low in all age groups, they did not meet the recommendation.
  • Adults consumed an average of 4.2 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Children aged 11-18 years consumed an average 2.7 portions per day.
  • Less than one third of adults met the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable recommendation. Less than a tenth of children aged 11-18 years met the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable recommendation.
  • Red and processed meat consumption has reduced since year 1 of the programme but continues to be above recommended intakes.
Posted: 16/03/2018 12:44:41 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Diet, NDNS, Survey


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