By taking part in the survey you are helping the government to understand how the nation's diet is changing. 

This information is used by the government to develop public health initiatives such as the fruit and veg ‘5-a-day’ campaign and monitor the pledges made by food manufacturers to reduce things like salt in their products.

Below are some of the areas where results from the survey have been used:

Healthy Lives, Healthy People
Are we meeting the nutrition objectives of the UK's Health Departments?

  Artificial Trans Fats Removal
Are intakes of trans fats staying low?
 
Salt Reduction
Are the foods that contribute to our salt intake changing?
  Catering
Are eating out occasions affecting our diet? 
 
Fruits & Vegetables
Are we eating our 5-a-day?