The French are conspiring against him to more fruits and vegetables

Health 11 July, 2017

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Published the 11.07.2017 at 18h19


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The slogan “five fruit and vegetables per day” has already 16 years old. Within the Programme national nutrition health (PNNS), this point is simple was placed as one of the key recommendations of the program, and is hammered since 2007 in all the food commercials.

However, the consumption of fruit and vegetables is declining. Thanks to its system of investigation on the Behavior and food consumption in France (CCAF), the Crédoc(1) was able to analyze it. It publishes the results of this study in a footnote.

Economic crisis and health

Between 2007 and 2010, the campaigns of the PNNS have borne fruit, with an increase of the consumption. But in the meantime, the crisis is over there, the fruit and vegetables have become products less accessible, and the advances obtained are blurred. Since 2016, “despite the recovery, there has never been as low key consumers of fruits and vegetables, whether in children or adults,” is concerned about the Crédoc.

Thus, the proportion of adults complying with the recommendation was increased from 27 to 31 % between 2007 and 2010, but fell again to 25 % in 2016. Logical corollary : the small consumers (less than 3.5 servings per day) account for more than one French person in two (54 %), while they were only 46 % 7 years ago.




Young people are less receptive

In children 3 to 17 years of age, the situation is even more alarming. They are only 6 % to take their 5 servings a day, while they are 45% to less than 2 servings (compared to 32% in 2010).

The study of the Crédoc reminded of the disparities between the different social groups. Thus, the children of households in which the procurement officer has no diploma are more than one on two to be of very small consumers, while they are less than one in four (23 %) when the parents have at least a Bac+3.

However, the increase of the weak consumer is also more marked among graduates : young people are more and more graduates, and few consumers, which in part explains this change of paradigm, interprets the Credoc.

(1) research Center for the study and observation of living conditions