Table 3

Nutrient composition of baseline diet and diets following tax scenarios (A) and (B), alongside the UK recommended daily intakes

BaselineScenario (A) (95% credible intervals)Scenario (B) (95% credible intervals)Recommended daily intake44
Energy (kcal/day)20271999 (1997 to 2002)2048 (2044 to 2051)Female 2000; male 2500
Total fat (g/day)84.282.4 (82.2 to 82.6)83.6 (83.4 to 83.9)
SAFAs (g/day)32.531.6 (31.5 to 31.7)32.1 (32.0 to 32.2)Female <20; male <30
MUFAs (g/day)3130.3 (30.2 to 30.4)30.7 (30.6 to 30.8)
PUFAs (g/day)15.315.2 (15.1 to 15.2)15.4 (15.3 to 15.4)
Cholesterol (mg/day)230222.6 (221.8 to 223.3)225.1 (224.1 to 226.0)
Fibre (g/day)13.113.1 (13.0 to 13.1)13.4 (13.4 to 13.4)18
Salt (g/day)6.36.2 (6.2 to 6.2)6.3 (6.3 to 6.3)6
Fruit and vegetables (g/day)344.2343.6 (343.2 to 344.1)355.9 (354.4 to 357.3)400
Iron (mg/day)10.610.4 (10.4 to 10.4)10.6 (10.6 to 10.7)Female 14.8; male 8.7
Calcium (mg/day)889.1884.3 (883.4 to 885.2)915.1 (911.9 to 918.5)700
Zinc (mg/day)8.28.0 (8.0 to 8.0)8.2 (8.1 to 8.2)Female 4–7; male 5.5–9.5
Vitamin A (µg /day)803.6778.4 (775.6 to 780.9)793.7 (790.6 to 796.6)Female 600; male 700
Vitamin D (µg /day)2.72.6 (2.6 to 2.6)2.7 (2.7 to 2.7)Variable
Vitamin B12 (µg/day)5.75.6 (5.6 to 5.6)5.8 (5.7 to 5.8)1.5
Total sugar (g/day)115.4115.0 (114.9 to 115.2)120.3 (119.8 to 120.6)
  • MUFAs, mono-unsaturated fatty acids; PUFAs, poly-unsaturated fatty acids; SAFAs, saturated fatty acids.