Nutrition: study shows large gaps in knowledge in German - the difference in sexes

More than half of Germans don't know about a healthy diet know. The shows a on Tuesday published AOK-study on the diet of competence. Nearly 54 percent of adul

Nutrition: study shows large gaps in knowledge in German - the difference in sexes

More than half of Germans don't know about a healthy diet know. The shows a on Tuesday published AOK-study on the diet of competence. Nearly 54 percent of adults have, therefore, problematic, or even unsuitable skills, such as healthy diet works. Around 46 percent of the Knowledge about it is sufficient.

on behalf of the AOK were interviewed in January about 2000 German citizens, for example, to own preparation of food, planning of meals, to selection of Snacks and use of nutrition labelling.

food: Big gaps of knowledge in young people

concerned, in particular the gaps in knowledge among young people prepare according to AOK. Only a third of young adults know, therefore, what constitutes a healthy diet. In the case of the 18 - to 24-Year-olds, only around 37 per cent do not have adequate nutritional expertise. AOK-chief Martin Litsch, called it "alarming". "Only one third of the young adults, know how a healthy diet works," says Litsch.

The topic of nutrition must be an integral part of the school curriculum, he urged. In addition, it should be in the youth and adult education integrated.

Clear differences can be seen according to the survey, between the sexes. While more than half of women (53 percent) has adequate nutrition expertise, there are men and just 38 percent.

diet is also a question of education

the level of education has influence. So only about 37 percent of people with a main or primary school completion, have sufficient Knowledge about healthy eating have for people with the baccalauréat, the percentage is 56.4 percent. The results of people with and without a migration background do not differ about it.

Berthold Koletzko, Chairman of the nutrition Commission of the German society for child and adolescent medicine, reported on "a gradual decline" in the skills for your own preparation of meals for young parents. "This is also problematic, because the finished products contain regularly a lot of calories, sugar, saturated fat and salt," warned the pediatrician.

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The biggest problems is preparing according to the study, among the total of eight investigated fields of competence of the "healthy Comparison". Almost three-quarters of the respondents, it is difficult, for example, products on your calories, fat, check the sugar or salt content and to make the right choice.

AOK criticized for high sugar content in ready-to-foods

For the umpteenth Time, problematized the AOK-Bundesverband levels, the high Sugar in many foods. So, for example, 80 percent of the finished food in supermarkets would of added sugar contain. Consumers lack therefore, when shopping for healthy options, this is the conclusion of the study.

The AOK calls, therefore, once again, mandatory nutritional labelling on food products. In Germany, introduced traffic light Food, the so-called Nutri-Score, bring nothing, if this place to stay for the food industry to voluntarily criticized Litsch. More on the topic of nutrition

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Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 19:27

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