Swedes’ diets are most unhealthy in the Nordics

Fridays with junk food. Photo: Claudio Bresciani / Scanpix. Radio Sweden. New Nordic study

A huge new study of Nordic diet, physical activity and obesity has found that Swedes have the least healthy dietary habits when compared to the rest of Scandinavia.

The new Nordic Council funded study has found that if you live in one of the Nordic countries, there is a good chance that you eat too many sweets, and not enough fruit and vegetables.

“The sweet tooth we’ve had all along, but the types of foods we eat has changed,” says Anna Karin Lindroos, the head of the food data division at the Swedish National Food Agency. “Earlier we had much more fruits and desserts whereas today we eat much more candy and ice cream. Intake of sweets, like candy, chocolate, and sweet drinks has steadily increased.”

And the study of over 11,000 adults and children has also discovered some other very interesting bite-sized tidbits of information.

For example, Icelanders eat the most fish, Danes the least, and Swedes are somewhere in between.

Organizers say they will repeat the baseline study again in 2014 to see how the dietary habits and level of physical activity is developing in the Nordics.

They say the results will help them to develop programs to improve diets and the health of the populations both on the Nordic and national level.

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