Ireland ranked eighth among countries with healthiest diet
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Ireland ranked eighth among countries with healthiest diet

IRISH people have been ranked as having the eighth healthiest diet in the world according to an Oxfam survey.

The survey ranks countries according to their diet, food quality, prices and disease levels.

Unsurprisingly, Ireland was ranked among the best places in the world for access to safe water and having enough food to eat.

However, the country was outside the top 10 for food affordability.

The country was found to have no issue with undernourishment or underweight children, but fell down when it came to obesity and diabetes levels.

It also scored well behind many other western European countries when it came to nutritional diversity.

When food prices were compared to those for other goods and services it was ranked 11th.

Oxfam used data from the World Health Organisation and other international agencies to rank 125 countries on a range of food related measures.

The Netherlands came out top for having a decent diet at affordable prices. Chad was ranked as having the worst diet.

The US ranks 21st in the world, alongside Japan, despite having the most ‘cheap food’ available.