The chart below shows the percentage of people who ate five portions of fruit and vegetables per day in the UK from 2001 to 2008.

Jul 06, 2020 / Academic / 3:29 am


The proportion of people who consumed five servings of fruits and vegetables divided by three categories in the UK from 2001 and 2008 is depicted in the given bar chart.

Overall, it is evident from the chart that women had an upper hand over the other two categories in the case of consumption all through the period.

As per the chart, in 2001, the rate of women who had these five portions everyday stood at the top, with around 22. Men stood the second, followed by children, with a disparity of almost 5%. The proportion of these two categories remained unchanged for the next couple of years (12.5 and 17.5% respectively), whereas the in the case of women, it grew steadily to reach over 30 by 2005.

A uniform growth is seen in the rate of men and children who ate these servings between 2004 and 2006. This was from 20 to almost 27 in case of the former group, and from 17.5 to 23 in case of the latter.

A decline is seen in the share of women who consumed these portions from a maximum of 35 to 30% between 2006 and 2008. The trend was similar for the other two categories, but the rate of decline was comparatively less.

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