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How well do Britons know their calories? [infographic]

7 January, 2015

Infographic showing facts and figures about Britons’ awareness of calorie issues

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This infographic presents findings of a research related to Britons’ awareness of calorie issues. The research was commissioned by Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco and conducted by YouGov.

Some of the findings of the research include:

  • Almost two-thirds of Britons do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight
  • One-third of the respondents underestimated the calorie content of semi skimmed milk
  • 39% underestimated the calorie content of a meal of chicken tikka masala with rice, one of the most popular UK dishes
  • 49% exercise less than the minimum recommended amount per week (2.5 hours)

With 62% of the British people being overweight, Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco have joined forces and aim to raise in the next 3 years, £30 million and support 20 million people to eat healthily and exercise more.

One of the first activities of the partnership is 40,000 free health checks at Tesco stores this January. For more details visit http://www.tescocharitypartnership.org.uk

If you want to become more aware of issues related to calories and nutrition why don’t you try a free online course offered by Wageningen University, starting this Monday, 12 January 2015!

Sources:
DNA Two-thirds unaware of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight

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