Saturated fat message starts to sink in

The latest dietary survey by Food Standards Agency reveal that the UK is eating less saturated fat, trans fat and added sugar than it was 10 years ago.

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) is the first comprehensive survey of people’s eating patterns since 2001. Saturated fat intakes in adults have dropped slightly to 12.8% of food energy, but are still above the recommended level of 11%. However, the population’s trans fat intakes, having also fallen slightly, are well within recommended levels. The survey also found that more than a third of men and women are now meeting the recommendation to eat ‘5-a-day’ fruit and veg.
But according to the survey, people are still eating too much added sugar (currently 12.5% of food energy intake compared to the recommended 11%) and not eating enough fibre.

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