the percentage of people who ate five portions of fruit and vegetables per day
The bar graph illustrates the proportion of people who had a habit of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables every day in the United Kingdom between 2001 and 2008. On the whole, English women consumed the largest amount of fresh fruit and vegetables, followed by men as the second. Having eaten the smallest amount of fruit and vegetables, children accounted for the smallest percentage throughout the whole period.
In England, the figure for women rose gradually from about 21% in 2001 to approximately 30% in 2005 before reaching a peak at 34% in 2006. From this point, there was a slight drop by just under five percent in the next two years.
In terms of men and children eating five portions of fruits and vegetable, the two categories had a tendency to remain unchanged in the first three years of the period, then grow gradually from 2004 to 2007 before experiencing a slight fall at the end of the period. 2006 and 2007 was the year that men consumed the largest amount of fruit and vegetables at a rate of roughly 28%, whilst for children it was just in 2007 with the peak at 25%. As was the case for men, the proportion of children eating fruit and vegetables was lowest in 2001, 2002 and 2003.