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Jun 5, 2017 / Richard Hall

What do UK families really eat ?

I’ve now had a chance to digest Family Food 2015, published by the British Government in April and based on a survey of 5,000 households, with comparisons going back as far as 1942.

What did I discover ?

• Average calories consumed have fallen 32% since 1974 on a comparable basis to 2,173 calories per day in 2015, with 11% of these coming from eating out.

• The key 2015 contributors to household energy intake, excluding eating out, were:

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More tomorrow.

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