What do Australians eat?

What do Australians eat?

Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 report is out. The link below is a brief report and makes good school project material.

Interesting stats include:

  • There are more than 55,000 food items available in supermarkets
  • Around 1 in 10 evening meals we eat are take-away
  • We spend almost 30% of our food money on take-aways and restaurant meals
  • We spend more on alcohol than on meat, fish and seafood combined
  • We don’t eat enough fruit, vegetables nor dairy food (or calcium alternatives)
  • 1 in 4 children aged 2-16 is overweight or obese
  • 1 in 2 Aussie adults are carrying too much body fat
  • We waste $600 of food per year per household.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422360