ANZAC Day is the first in the year that Australians eat more fish than they did last year, and a new study suggests Australians are also eating less meat and eggs.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said Australians ate 2.9 million fewer kilograms of meat, poultry and eggs in 2015 than in 2014, the year before.
“That was down from 3.5 million kilograms in 2014 and down from 4.4 million kilograms last year,” ABS deputy chief economist Paul Bloxham said.
“There was an increase in fish consumption, but also a decrease in the number of eggs.”
It said Australians spent an average of $12.25 per week on their food.
“This is more than double the average cost of the food in the US in 2015, and significantly more than the average costs of eggs in Australia,” Mr Bloxhaus said. AAP/ABC