Dutch people are eating and drinking more healthily
We know this because of RIVM’s new Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (Voedselconsumptiepeiling, VCP). Dutch people are eating more plant products, like fruit and vegetables, unsalted nuts and legumes. They are eating less red and processed meat. They are also drinking fewer sugary drinks.
Both children and adults are eating and drinking more healthily. However, most Dutch people are not following the Dutch dietary guidelines yet. This is less good news. In the Dutch dietary guidelines, the Health Council of the Netherlands describes which foods and eating habits lead to a healthier life. The advice is to eat enough fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products, like bread.
About DNFCS 2019-2021
RIVM has performed the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (DNFCS 2019-2021) among 3,500 children and adults. The DNFCS shows what, where and when Dutch people eat and drink and compares this to the Health Council guidelines. With this data, policymakers and professionals can work on healthy nutrition, sustainable and safe food education and food research. Go to the website WateetNederland.nl for details (in Dutch).