menuCH: The challenges faced by the first national nutrition survey reported by an IUMSP collaborator

pyramide alimentaire ssn 2017

The Swiss are familiar with the food pyramid, but don’t comply with it.

In March 2017, the national nutrition survey “menuCH” published the first representative findings on food consumption and eating habits in Switzerland. The results show that the food consumed by the Swiss population equates to an inverted food pyramid.

Compared with nutritional recommendations, the Swiss eat too little fruit, vegetables, pulses and dairy products, on average. On the other hand, they consume too much meat and too many sweet and savoury snacks.

Angéline Chatelan from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Lausanne is a member of the research group that carried out the menuCH study. She reports on the challenges faced by this national survey. Read the interview


Source: News from the Healthy nutrition and sustainable food production, National Research Programme NRP 69

Find out more: The Swiss populations has an unbalanced diet according to the results of the national survey menuCH






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