And the results are finally in…
The Australian Health Survey 2011-2012 results have been collated and here are just some of the many findings surrounding FOOD AND NUTRITION.
Under 7% of the population are meeting the recommended intake of vegetables!
Only 75% of the population actually eat vegetables or vegetable products (this includes potatoes).
The day before the health survey, only 60% of Australians ate some sort of fruit or fruit dish.
Just over half of Aussies meet the recommendations for usual serves of fruit.
7 out of 10 people ate meat/poultry products the day before the nutrition survey.
The most commonly consumed meat is chicken. Followed by beef. Ham is the most popular processed meat.
“In 2011-12, over 2.3 million Australians (13%) aged 15 years and over reported that they were on a diet”
All of the above information was obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). For more information and results on the Australian Health Survey, head over to the ABS.