In England, two thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Poor diet and obesity are leading causes of premature death and mortality and are associated with a wide range of diseases including cardiovascular disease and some cancers, which can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.
This is a new indicator for healthy eating and is the proportion of adults who reported that they ate 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables on the previous day.
The latest data, from 2021/22, suggests that 31.8% of adults in Buckinghamshire eat the recommended ‘5 a day’. Comparative data in the same timeframe suggests that the proportion of adults eating 5 a day in the South East is slightly higher to the rates in Buckinghamshire, at 35.2%. A similar proportion of adults in England eat enough fruit and vegetables, at 32.5% in 2021/22.
5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day
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