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Counting Calories: How under-reporting can explain the apparent fall in calorie intake

Authors/ source/ publisher
The Behavioural Insights Team
Date added to library 08 August 2016
Year published
2016
Abstract
In the UK, official statistics show a decline in calorie consumption over the past 40 years, yet the population has continued to gain weight over this period. The Behavioural Team (BIT) decided to look more closely at how the official statistics on calorie intake are collected. This resulted in some surprising new findings, which are set out in this report.