Change of unhealthy food consumption during lockdown in the UK 2020, by age

In April 2020, a survey carried out in the United Kingdom (UK), found that overall 19 percent of over 65 year olds reported they had been eating more unhealthy foods during the lockdown than before, while 40 percent said their consumption was the same as usual. On the other hand, 50 percent of those in the youngest age group said they had been eating more unhealthy food than before, the highest share across all age groups.

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Distribution of unhealthy food consumption changes during the lockdown in the United Kingdom as of April 2020, by age

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 3, 2020 to April 5, 2020

Number of respondents

2,094 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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