The Dutch are still not eating enough fruit, vegetables, fish and fibres, says the government’s public health institute (RIVM) and reported in NRC.
The institute has been gauging the eating habits of 4,000 people between 2007 and 2010.
It found that people of all ages are consuming between 100 and 120 grams of vegetables a day, when it should be 200 grams. Just 10% of children and 33% of the elderly manage to eat fish twice a week.
Children eat less than one piece of fruit a week and adults not quite one and a half. The recommended amount is two pieces. And the consumption of fibres is about 66% of what it should be.
The good news is that people are eating fewer trans-fats, mainly because producers of margarines, cooking oils and snacks have lowered the amount of trans-fats in their products.
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