Recession has led to spending on food falling by 8.5%, say researchers
Tom ClarkTroubling trends in British eating habits emerge in two Institute for Fiscal Studies analyses presented at the Festival of Social Science.
The first study analyses more than 30 years of official data on England, and confirms that spending on soft drinks, eating out and snack food have all increased over that time.
Intriguingly, however, the average total number of calories being purchased has declined.
The implication is that rising rates of obesity are better explained by declining levels of physical activity, rather than overeating.
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"Recession has led to spending on food falling by 8.5%, say researchers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/recession-has-led-to-spending-on-food-falling-by-8-5-say-researchers