One in six young people ‘eat fast food twice a day’ – BBC News

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One in 6 youths consume junk food two times a day, inning accordance with a study of the country’s consuming practices.

The BBC Good Food Nation Survey discovered that the majority of people consume junk food typically on 2 days each week.

But in the 16 to 20-year-old classification one in 6 consumed junk food a minimum of two times a day, with one in 8 consuming the exact same amongst 21 to 34-year-olds.

The research study of more than 5,000 individuals discovered that half believed “a meal isn’t really a meal without meat”.

However, the exact same quantity were uninformed just how much meat is an advised day-to-day quantity.

The Department of Health encourages approximately no greater than 70g each day, which is the equivalent of two-and-a-half rashers of bacon, however almost one in 4 believe it is at least double that.

The study discovered a fifth of guys (21%) and 32% of 16 to 21-year-old males and females consume meat a minimum of 3 times a day.

The normal grownup now consumes meat a minimum of two times a day and has just 6 meat-free days a month.

Christine Hayes, brand name editorial director of BBC Good Food, stated it revealed it was “simple to be puzzled about the quantity of meat one can take pleasure in while still consuming a healthy, well balanced diet plan”.

She included: “Those who do consume meat can still prepare a Sunday roast and consume the periodic steak when stabilized with some meat-free meals.”

What foods do our bodies have to remain healthy?

The foods we have to consume can be divided into 5 different groups.

Food Group

Main dietary advantages

How much should we have every day?

Fruit and veggies( Includes
fresh, frozen, juiced, dried or tinned vegetables and fruit)Vitamins, minerals and fiber 5 parts Starchy foods(Includes bread, rice, pasta and potatoes )Energy, fiber, and minerals and vitamins A 3rd of everything we consume

Meat, fish, beans and eggs(Includes fresh meat, tinned and fresh fish, pulses, eggs and nuts) Protein and minerals and vitamins 2 to 3 parts (one part is an egg or a serving of meat/fish the size of a deck of cards)
Milk and dairy foods(Includes yoghurt, milk and cheese) Protein and calcium 2 to 3 parts (one part is a little pot of yoghurt or glass of milk)
Foods including fat and sugar(Includes cakes, biscuits and carbonated beverages) Energy One part (2 biscuits or a little chocolate bar)

The study discovered the typical family invests 54.65 a week on food, about 20 on eating in restaurants and 10 on takeaways.

That is a fall from 57.30 invested in food shopping in 2015 – a distinction of 137.80 every year.

It likewise discovered that 49% consume fresh food less than as soon as a day in a typical week, with almost one in 10 consuming fresh food no greater than as soon as a week.

Favourite meals

The survey likewise discovered that timeless British meals like as fish and chips and a complete English breakfast had actually left of the country’s leading 5 preferred meals.

The leading 5 meals in 2016, inning accordance with the study, were:

  1. Sunday roast Curry Pizza Pasta
  2. Steak
  3. and chips
  4. However amongst the 16 to 20-year-olds the leading 5 meals amongst were:



  • Pasta
  • Burger
  • Steak and chips