Food consumption data give insight into the consumption of foods, intake of macro- and micro-nutrients, and of potential harmful chemical substances, and the development of food and nutrition trends. This insight is essential in formulating and evaluating food policy. The data are also used for public information purposes and for scientific research. Collection of periodic data on food consumption and nutrition status of the Dutch population and of specific groups within the population has been carried out since 1987 under the authority of the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. 

Results of all food consumption surveys are published in reports. In addition to the information in the reports, this sites offers the opportunity to look up more detailed results in PDF-tables.

A copy of the total datasets of the different food consumption surveys can be requested for continuing research.

The most recent reports

The diet of the Dutch : Results of the first two years of the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey 2012-2016. Van Rossum CTM, Buurma-Rethans EJM, Vennemann FBC, Beukers M, Brants HAM, de Boer EJ, Ocké MC. RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment Report 2016-0082.

Factsheet Voedselconsumptie in Nederland. Wat, waar en wanneer? (in Dutch)

See Publications for former reports.




Portion size information Dutch diet

The Portie-online website includes portion size information on foods consumed in the Dutch diet. Information collected over the years is now available and in the coming years, the database will be updated and extended with information on new foods and portion sizes. The Portie-Online website with background information is in Dutch. For direct access to the searchable data, which can be searched by food name, NEVO-food id or food group, go to For each food included, all available portion sizes are shown.