Overall the average consumption of fruit and vegetables in benefit households was 2.1 for men and 1.9 for women compared to 2.8 and 3.1 respectively in non-benefit households.

35% of men and 30% of women in benefit receiving households ate no fruit during the 7-day period (compared to 19% and 12% in non-benefit households).

Less men in benefit households drank fruit juice than those in non-benefit households.

In benefit households 4% of men and 6% of women did not eat vegetables in the survey week compared to 2% of men and 1% of women in non benefit households.

Men and women from non-benefit households consumed a wider variety of fruit and vegetables than those from households receiving benefits.