The main correlations of the Hungarian's health status and food consumption

Izabella Mária Bakos, Kata Amelita Gódor


It is a general socio-political objective of the mid- and long term food industry development strategy of Hungary to promote healthy food
production and consumption. The realization of the strategy of the domestic food industry increasingly promotes healthy eating, for example
consuming natural, domestic, fresh ingredients, prepared foods, in order to improve the overall health of the population (EFS, 2014–2020). Our
study presents the regional tendencies of staple food consumption in Hungarian regions and the changes in indicators reflecting the health status
of the population. Furthermore, our hypothesis states that there is a statistically provable correlation between the annual food consumption of
Hungarian households per capita and the health status, on regional level.

food development strategy, health status, eating habits, life expectancy

Izabella Mária Bakos, PhD Student, Institute of Regional Economics and Rural Development, Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, H-2100 Gödöllő, Páter Károly str 1 e-mail:

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