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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Socio-economic disparities in the diets of children and adolescents

Updated on 25/08/2016

The relationship between diet and socio-economic status has rarely been examined in children and adolescents in France. The expert assessment conducted by ANSES on this topic shows that the diet of underprivileged children and adolescents is of a lower quality. However, the parents' education level appears to be a more significant determining factor in diet quality than income criteria.

Keywords : Food consumption surveys, Nutrition, Socio-economic disparities

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