Takeaways and ready meals hit 100 million a week

Anne Li                                                                                                March 4th, 2017


New figures reveal that at least 79 million ready meals and 22 million fast-food and takeaway meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK, according to estimates in a new report by Cancer Research UK. These findings highlight the need for the food industry to cut the amount of calories, sugar and fat in convenience foods to reduce the unhealthy effects of the UK’s takeaway and ready meal culture. The report, based on a YouGov survey found that young adults aged 18-24 are more likely to rely on convenience meals, and are seven times more likely to indulge in fast food and takeaways at least once a week compared to the over 65s. The report also found that men were more likely than women to eat convenience food rather than make meals at home.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-03-03-takeaways-and-ready-meals-hit-100-million-a-week

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