A new survey carried out by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has found that less than a quarter of Britons follow the "five a day" portions of fruit and vegetables as recommended by the Department of Health.
The survey polled more than 2,100 adults and found that the consumption varied depending on the income and geography with less than 17 percent of lower income groups following the recommendation compared to 27 percent of higher income group while 18 percent of the population in north England followed the diet compared to 26 percent in the south.
AdvertisementCommenting on the results of the survey, a Department of Health spokesman said that they are aware that more work needs to be done. "We know we need to do more to encourage people to eat their five a day and help prevent diseases like cancer. That is why, through our Change4Life campaign, we invested around Ģ10 million last year on encouraging healthier lifestyles", he said.