(Reuters) European nations top for nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, Oxfam says

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, while the United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, a new ranking released by Oxfam showed.

Chad came in last on the list of 125 nations, behind Ethiopia and Angola, in the food index released on Tuesday by the international development organisation.

"The Netherlands have created a good market that enables people to get enough to eat. Prices are relatively low and stable and the type of food people are eating is balanced," said Deborah Hardoon, a senior researcher at Oxfam who compiled the results.

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Posted January 16, 2014 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Terry Tee wrote:

I can believe this assertion about the Dutch eating best of all nations from a nutritional standpoint.  As anybody who knows Europe will attest, the people of the Netherlands seem taller than the rest of us - and each generation getting taller still.  Looks like sound nutrition pays off.

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