- A quarter of secondary school age children eat less than one portion of veg a day. New government guidance indicates we should be eating about 7 portions of fruit and veg a day. Assuming half of these are veg, only 1:20 teens eat more than 3.5 portions a day. More than a third of the veg they do eat is highly processed which means that pizza and beans now contribute 17% of their veg intake.
- We now rely on imports for 42% of the veg we eat (up from 17% 30 years ago) and along with other imported foods, prices are expected to start rising due to the drop in the value of sterling. Between 2007 and 2014 veg prices went up by 11% and people bought 5% less veg as a result. Those on a low income cut back more.
- Our horticulture sector which already receives the lowest subsidy of all the farming sectors through the Common Agricultural Policy relies heavily on migrant labour, the future of which is now very uncertain. This uncertainty is likely to start to threaten the viability of some British horticulture businesses.
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Perfect storm creates havoc for children’s health
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