Latvians becoming healthier

  • 2005-06-15
  • By TBT staff
RIGA - More than half of Latvia's population choose healthy products for their daily meals, a new survey suggests.

Some 53 percent of respondents from a poll conducted in March by Latvia's SKDS pollster said they were eating healthy food on daily basis. The figure is slightly higher than in 2003, when approximately half of the surveyed people said they maintained a balanced diet. What's more, healthy eating habits are more frequent among people with higher income and education.

The poll shows that 3.8 percent of Latvians eat very unhealthy food, while 33.9 percent eat rather unhealthy food. Of those surveyed, 1.7 percent said they ate extremely healthy food and 51.5 percent said they ate rather healthy products.

Approximately 9 percent of the respondents were unable to evaluate their eating habits.