In the case of fruit, on the other hand, there is a negative trend: apples, pears, grapes and oranges in particular end up in shopping carts less often. Fresh potatoes, bread and rolls are also less popular. As far as meat consumption is concerned, Germany is still at the level of previous years at 60 kilograms per capita per year. Although the consumption of pork is falling, there is an increasing trend for beef, veal and poultry. Cheese is also on the table more often than it was four years ago.
“So that we can achieve the goal of a plant-based diet, the consumption of vegetables, legumes, fruit, grain, potatoes and nuts must increase significantly and the consumption of animal foods must decrease significantly,” summarizes Kurt Gedrich from the Institute for Food & Health TU Munich summarized the results of the nutrition report.
The DGE has summarized briefly and concisely how healthy eating works in 10 rules.