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Food Matters Live: Increasing vegetable consumption across the UK

10:45 – 12:15, Seminar room 3
ExCel London

Despite the well-established ‘five a day’ message, consumption of fruit and vegetables remains low, with more and more calories coming from processed foods high in fat, sugar and salt, and low in fibre. From farmers to retailers, public health professionals to restaurants – how can industry make it easier to eat more vegetables? What lessons have been learned from initiatives to date, and how much further do we need to go to reach the desired healthy levels of consumption?
Anna Taylor will be delivering a session on market trends and demographic variations in vegetable consumption and production across the UK.  See the full programme here

Anna Taylor OBE, Executive Director talks to Food Matters Live about fruit and vegetable consumption in the UK. Our report Force-Fed reveals that 74% of the UK population are not eating enough fruit and veg. We know that fruit and veg are essential for our health and it is important to find new ways in which the UK food system can support consumers to choose more fruit and veg for their diets. Listen to the full interview below