Findings from the National Adult Nutrition Survey and the National Pre-school Nutrition Survey

Findings from the National Adult Nutrition Survey (NANS) and the National Pre-school Nutrition Survey (NPNS) were recently presented in a workshop hosted by the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA).

The main findings from the NANS for older adults were:

  • 77% was overweight or obese
  • High intake of alcohol
  • High saturated fat intake
  • High salt intake
  • Low calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B2
  • Low dietary fibre intake

The main findings from the NPNS ​for pre-school children were:

  • 1 in 4 is overweight or obese
  • High intake of free sugars, mainly coming from liquid-sugars like squashes and fruit juices
  • High saturated fat intake
  • High salt intake
  • Low vitamin D intake
  • Low iron intake in 1 – 2 year olds
  • Low consumption of fish
Posted: 12/09/2016 14:00:17 by Niamh Dowling
Filed under: Nutrition Survey, Older Adults, Pre-school Children


 

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