In 2009, the French Research Centre for the Study and Monitoring of Living Standards (Centre de Recherche pour l’Étude et l’Observation des Conditions de Vie, CRÉDOC) conducted a survey assessing the nutrition habits of over 400 French consumers.
- 89% of the participants believed that food has an impact on health.
- Only 24% of the adults claimed eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
- Young people showed to consume 8 times less fresh fruits than their grand-parents.
- The majority of young women did not reach the mean nutritional need (‘Besoin Nutritionnel Moyen’ equal to 70% of the RDA) for micronutrients such as iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B9 (folic acid), even when dietary supplement consumption was taken into account.
CRÉDOC, Enquêtes L’alimentation par la santé 2006 et 2009