Table 2

Sources of dietary current intakes and goals or recommendations

Food/nutrientSource
Fruit and vegetablesGoal: 440 g/person/day, allowing 10% for wastage*19
Intake, England (05/07): 356 g/person/day15
Intake, Scotland (05/07): 303 g/person/day15
Intake, Wales (05/07): 328 g/person/day15
Intake, Northern Ireland (05/07): 279 g/person/day15
FibreGoal: 18 g/person/day20
Intake, England (05/07): 15.5 g/person/day15
Intake, Scotland (05/07): 14.7 g/person/day15
Intake, Wales (05/07): 15.3 g/person/day15
Intake, Northern Ireland (05/07): 15.4 g/person/day15
Total fatGoal: 33% of total energy20
Intake, England (05/07): 37.3% of total energy15
Intake, Scotland (05/07): 37.1% of total energy15
Intake, Wales (05/07): 36.9% of total energy15
Intake, Northern Ireland (05/07): 37.2% of total energy15
Saturated fatGoal: 10% of total energy20
Intake, England (05/07): 14.1% of total energy15
Intake, Scotland (05/07): 14.5% of total energy15
Intake, Wales (05/07): 14.2% of total energy15
Intake, Northern Ireland (05/07): 14.2% of total energy15
SaltGoal: 6 g/person/day21
Intake, England (06): 9.0 g/person/day16
Intake, Scotland (06): 9.1 g/person/day17
Intake, Wales (06): 8.1 g/person/day18
Intake, Northern Ireland (06): 9.1 g/person/day17
  • * Equivalent to five portions a day, with an average portion size of 80 g. Ten per cent wastage for fruit and vegetables is recommended by the Family Food Survey,15 which provides the estimates for current intake.