Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-2661
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Food consumption of adults in Germany : results of the German National Nutrition Survey II based on diet history interviews
Authors: Heuer, Thorsten
Krems, Carolin
Moon, Kilson
Brombach, Christine
Hoffmann, Ingrid
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-2661
10.1017/S0007114515000744
Published in: British Journal of Nutrition
Volume(Issue): 113
Issue: 10
Pages: 1603
Pages to: 1614
Issue Date: 28-May-2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0007-1145
1475-2662
Language: English
Subjects: German National Nutrition Survey; Food consumption; Adults; Socio economic status
Subject (DDC): 613.2: Dietetics
Abstract: The second German National Nutrition Survey (NVS II) aimed to evaluate food consumption and other aspects of nutritional behaviour of a representative sample of the German population, using a modular design with three different dietary assessment methods. To assess usual food consumption, 15 371 German speaking subjects 14-80 years of age completed a diet history interview between November 2005 and November 2006. With reference to the guidelines of the German Nutrition Society (DGE), NVS II observed that the German population did not eat enough foods of plant origin, especially vegetables and consumed too much of meat and meat products. While generally similar food consumption is observed in other European countries, consumption of bread, fruit juices/nectars and beer is higher in Germany. On average, men consumed two times more meat and soft drinks as well as six times more beer than women did, whereas the consumption of vegetables, fruit as well as herbal/fruit tea was higher in women. Older participants showed a lower consumption of meat, fruit juice/nectars, soft drinks and spirits as well as a higher consumption of fish, vegetables, fruit, and herbal/fruit tea than adolescents and younger adults did. There are also differences in food consumption with regard to socio-economic status (SES). Persons with higher SES consumed more vegetables, fruit, fish, water, coffee/tea and wine, while persons with lower SES consumed more meat and meat products, soft drinks and beer. In general, the food consumption of women, the elderly and the higher SES group tends to be closer to the official dietary guidelines in Germany.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2047
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 3.0: Attribution 3.0 Unported
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
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