About the result
The results suggest there are links between food safety and nutrition practices. For example, relationships were observed between:
- Knowledge of healthy eating recommendations (specifically the ‘5 a day’ message about the recommended five portions of fruit and veg the each person should eat every day) and the extent to which reported food safety behaviours are in line with recommended practice (this refers to the safe storage and hygienic handling of food).
- Knowledge of the eatwell plate (this highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a well-balanced and healthy diet) and the extent to which reported food safety behaviours are in line with recommended practice.
The implications of the findings are discussed in the report.
The 'Food and You' survey
Food and You is a biennial survey that collects robust quantitative data to allow us to compare reported attitudes and behaviours between different groups within the population, and how these change over time. The survey is an important vehicle for measuring progress against the FSA strategy.
Food and You: secondary data analysis to consider relationships between food safety and nutrition Relationships between food safety and nutrition practices are largely unexplored. The aim of this project is to conduct secondary analysis of the Food and You waves 1 and 2 data to consider whether relationships exist between food safety and nutrition practices, and what the nature of these relationships is.