FSA Report Scots dietary progress slow but moving in right direction
Figures from the Living Costs and Food Survey show small but measurable improvements in the diet of the Scottish population.
Between 2001 and 2009 consumption of fruit and vegetables and brown/wholemeal bread and high fibre breakfast cereals has increased slightly. There was also a small decrease in consumption of saturated fat and added sugars.
Improvements still highlight social inequalities with consumption of healthier foods remaining significantly lower in the most deprived groups and consumption of saturated fats & added sugars higher.
Only slow progress is being made and more effort is required to achieve future population health benefit.