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BNF survey reveals 62% of Brits altered diet to improve health

14th Jun 2021 - 06:00
A new survey commissioned by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) revealed that 62% of Brits made changes to their diet to be healthier over the past year.

The survey, which was conducted by YouGov as part of BNF’s Healthy Eating Week 2021, looks at the changes people have made to their diet and lifestyle.

Healthy Eating Week, which takes place from 14-18 June, encourages people to enhance their health and wellbeing.

A third of those surveyed (33%) said they have included more fruits and vegetables in their diets, 29% started cooking healthier meals and 32% have been drinking more water. Almost 70% of respondents said they have started to plan meals in advance, most commonly when doing their shopping (45%).

Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at BNF, said: “We’ve all had such a challenging year, so it’s really positive to see that so many people have made healthy changes to their diets and lifestyles. 

“We have a whole range of free resources available as part of the week; from activity packs and videos, to trackers and cooking tips. I’d encourage everyone to visit our website to find something that works for you or your organisation, as well as sharing all of your great achievements on social media!”

According to the survey 57% of people say they have made changes to cook more healthily since May 2020 and over half of the respondents mentioned starting a new activity to stay active over the last year.

Written by
Edward Waddell