Diet across Scotland

Adults eating five or more portions of fruit or vegetables in the previous day

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Around one fifth of adults in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area ate the recommended five or more portions of fruit or vegetables in the previous day. This is the same as the Scotland-wide figure, but lower than Lothian and Tayside.

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Women were more likely than men to eat the recommended five or more portions of fruit or vegetables in the previous day across Scotland.


These figures are self-reported levels of fruit and vegetable consumption in the previous day.

Source: Scottish Health Survey 2013 to 2016.

The information shown above is based on a survey sample, i.e. based on only a subset of people in each health board. As with all analysis from survey data, there is a degree of uncertainty around how estimates from a subset of people accurately reflect the data from all individuals.

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