Joel Callen

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Fri, 12 Jun, 2015

ABS reveals results showing Aussies don’t eat enough veggies

ABS reveals results showing Aussies don’t eat enough veggies

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently questioned over 12,000 Aussies about their daily food and drink intake, and the recently released results show that only about one in 20 people are eating the recommended amount of vegetables each day.

Interestingly, the results also showed that Tasmanians were the biggest tea drinkers in the country, while people from the ACT love their wine more than the rest of us. Fewer people in the Northern Territory drink coffee than the rest of us, but their percentage of people who drink beer is almost 12 per cent higher than the next-closest beer-lovers, Queensland.

More than half of Australians are eating the recommended two serves of fruit per day, while 20.5 per cent of Tasmanians admitted to eating chocolate in the 24 hours before the survey.

Play around with the graphs below to see where your state sits in consumption of different kinds of food and beverage.

You can read more in-depth information about the survey results here.

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