Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of 16-30-Year-Old Asian in the Uk.

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Fruit and vegetable consumption of 16-30-year-old Asian in the UK.

Abstract:
According to  Family Food in 2008, National food survey 2000, Consumption of fruit and vegetable in the UK is significantly lower than the other country, what happened when Asian live in the UK over 3 months and started to adapt the British life? It found that because of the price, they sharply decreased their consumption of vegetables and fruit.

Introduction:
To sustain a human life, eating fruit and vegetables are essential. Having sufficient amounts of Vegetables and fruit provide different benefit for health. For instance, Vitamin C , dietary fibre can help lower the risk of heart disease, may also protect against some cancers and decrease bone loss even kidney stones. British people consume little fruit and vegetables, this habit may influence the Asian after they stayed over 3 months, to find out the result, it started to set up the questionnaire and to collect the data then find out the problem.

Methods:
To do sampling, It’s more suitable to use opportunity sampling because , distributed to 40 questionnaires but only 25 responded. It targeted to ask Asian aged 16-30 who live in the UK over 3 months. They were asked to answer 15 questions. They were asked to answer question about the frequency or range of taking fruit and vegetables and it would like to classify the answer as “never”, “ less than once a week”, :one to three times a week”, “four to six times a week” or “everyday”.

Results:
Data collected by 22 Asians who live in the UK now, as the UK is a European country, their consumption of fruit and vegetables may have change because of different reasons.

3.How often do you eat vegetables?|
|
*

Never|
| 0| 0%|
Less than once a week|
| 1| 4%|
One to three times a week|
| 8| 32%|
Four to six times a week|
| 3| 12%|
Everyday|
| 10| 40%
|

4.How often do you eat fruit?|
|

|
*
Never|
| 0| 0%|
Less than once a week|
| 4| 16%|
One to three times a week|
| 10| 40%|
Four to six times a week|
| 4| 16%|
Everyday|
| 4| 16%
|

Question 3 and 4 are aimed to know about their consumption of fruit and vegetable in the UK. In these graphs, people still eating vegetables and fruits at lease one to three a week. Also, there is no “never” in the survey. It seems they have good balance of taking fruit .

5.How many vegetables do you eat per day?(A portion)|
|
*
0-<1|
| 5| 20%|
1-<2|
| 10| 40%|
2-<3|
| 4| 16%|
3+|
| 3| 12%
|

6.How many fruit items do you eat per day?(A portion)

0-<1|
| 9| 36%|
1-<2|
| 7| 28%|
2-<3|
| 2| 8%|
3+|
| 3| 12%|
However, from the chat of question 5 and 6, it proved that their intake of the fruit and vegetables are not sufficient, from the graph of vegetables, 40% people answered " more than 1, less than 2. Not only the part of vegetables, but also 36% people take less than one. For these 2 parts, most people are not taking enough fruit and vegetables everyday as the recommended portion for vegetable and fruit is 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day.

To find out the reason of why people do not take enough vegetables and fruit, i tried to ask few questions about their knowledge, personal decision and financial issues about eating fruit and vegetables.

7.Do you know how many vegetables should we eat per day?|
|

0-<1|
| 0| 0%|
1-<2|
| 2| 8%|
2-<3|
| 8| 32%|
3+|
| 12| 48%
|

8.Do you know how many fruit items should we eat per day?

0-<1|
| 0| 0%|
1-<2|
| 7| 32%|
2-<3|
| 6| 27%|
3+|
| 11| 41%|

9.How important is it to eat vegetables and fruit every day?

1 -| Important| 13| 59%|
2|
| 7| 32%|
3|
| 2| 9%|
4|
| 0| 0%|
5 -| Unimportant| 0| 0%|

According to the data, it proved that...
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