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European surveys suggest Covid-19 is impacting on eating habits

A survey of 23,000 people has found that 72% of European shoppers said they would make ‘greater attempts’ to eat and drink more healthily in the future as a direct result of their Covid-19 experience. However, shifts in citizen attitudes to food continue to be debated. It is not clear whether these self-reported intentions are reflected in actual behaviour. In a separate study, a survey in the Netherlands of over 1,000 Dutch adults found that most (83%) reported eating much the same as they had before Coronavirus. While 10% reported eating more healthily, 7% reported the opposite, citing boredom as their main reason for eating less healthily.

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