Debt crisis changes eating habits

first_imgNine out of 10 Greeks have changed their food shopping habits since the debt crisis started eating into household budgets with one in four claiming to buy only the basics, according to a new study. The study, conducted by consumer protection group KEPKA on a sample of 1260 respondents last month, compared people’s eating and shopping habits to those reported in 2006. The study found that two out of 10 respondents (19.9 per cent) cited the impact of the debt crisis as a contributing factor to the change in their eating habits. This is up 17 per cent from 2006, when just 2.6 per cent said financial concerns influenced their diet. Health remained the primary concern, with 41.74 per cent saying that they had healthy eating in mind when shopping. Indeed, consumption of milk, bread, fruit and vegetables is said to have increased to an almost daily basis while most respondents claimed to have limited their consumption of pork, soft drinks and French fries to once a week. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more