Publication

‚ÄčLatest estimation of Food and Nutrient intakes (interim report)

Details

The aim of this study was to update annual trends in food consumption and nutrient intakes using the same robust secondary analysis methodology previously developed to convert purchase to consumption. This work is part of a rolling programme to update annual trends in food consumption and nutrient intakes. The purpose of this report is to add an additional year’s data for 2014 to the estimated food and nutrient intakes presented in the full report published in May 2015 for 2001 to 2012. These additional results are provisional and will not be finalised until a full update is published in September 2017.

Key findings

  • There continued to be little progress towards meeting the goals over the period 2001 to 2014.
  • There was no significant change in intakes of fruit and vegetables, oil rich fish and dietary fibre. Intakes of red and processed meat had decreased significantly between 2001 and 2014.
  • Overall, there was a small but significant increase in energy density between 2001 and 2014.
  • There were significant reductions in both saturated fat and added sugars between 2001 and 2014, however intakes remain too high.

The results show the very slow rate of progress towards a diet that will improve and support the health of the Scottish population. FSS will continue to work in partnership with others and use this evidence to develop proposals for policy on diet, in line with our remit.

You can also read the full report on Monitoring progress towards the Scottish Dietary Goals 2001 to 2012.

You can also read the associated Contribution of foods report here.

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