Nationally, women consume slightly more in the way of fruit and vegetables than men. 4  This mirrors research in Hackney, which showed that 30% of men and 40% of women reported meeting the ‘5-a-day’ guidance. 5

In the Hackney resident health and wellbeing survey, women were also more likely to say they eat a home cooked meal from scratch every day when compared to men (54% compared to 44%); and women also report eating less in the way of pre-prepared (e.g. frozen and microwavable) meals than men (21% compared with 29%). 6

References

  1. Public Health England, “Adult Diet Data factsheeet,” ONS, London, 2016.
  2. Ipsos MORI, “Health and Wellbeing in Hackney: Survey Report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  3. Ipsos MORI, “Health and Wellbeing in Hackney: Survey Report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  4. Public Health England, “Adult Diet Data factsheeet,” ONS, London, 2016.
  5. Ipsos MORI, “Health and Wellbeing in Hackney: Survey Report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  6. Ipsos MORI, “Health and Wellbeing in Hackney: Survey Report for Hackney Council,” 2015.