The so called “National Consumption Study II” from the year 2008 (NVS II) provides hard facts on the status of nutrition in Germany and the supply of vitamins and trace elements. Within the framework of this investigation, carried out by the Max-Rubner Federal Research Institute and financed by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, the dietary habits of almost 20,000 German-speaking citizens were examined in detail.
The results are dramatic:
More than a third of the population from all age groups consumes too much energy (“eats too much”), the energy is far too much absorbed through fats, but also alcohol. At the same time, a large part of the population shows a lack regarding a variety of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.