Diet Survey Reveals third of UK adults ‘underestimate calorie intake’

February 20 2018   |   News

ONS Diet Survey Reveals the UK underestimates how many calories we comsume.

A third of people in the UK underestimate how many calories they are eating, according to an analysis of Office of National Statistics data.

Public Health England chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone said under-reporting of calorie intakes “has always been a feature of all diet surveys”.

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