New RIVM Food Consumption Survey (2019-2021): Netherlands eating healthier
09 February 2023
People in the Netherlands tend to eat more plant-based products, such as unsalted nuts, seeds, legumes, vegetables and fruit, and less sugar-containing beverages and red and processed meat. The percentage of protein from plant sources increased slightly. The vast majority of people in the Netherlands, however, still do not adhere to the dietary guidelines of the Health Council of the Netherlands. The extent to which Dutch adults follow the guidelines varies from 10-50% between product groups. This is the finding of new food figures from RIVM's Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (FCS) 2019-2021. Results on energy and nutrients will be published later in 2023.