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“5-a-day” may be harder to achieve in more deprived areas
  1. Anne Ellaway,
  2. Sally Macintyre
  1. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Ellaway;

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Increasing the public’s intake of fresh fruit and vegetables is a major public health objective. Pronounced differences between social groups in fruit and vegetable intake have been observed and lack of access may contribute to patterns of consumption.1 In our study of socially contrasting localities in Glasgow, we have noticed differences in retail outlets that may contribute to lower consumption of fruit and vegetables in the more deprived locality.2

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