The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A study by the Comprehensive Agricultural Marketing Program (PIMA) showed that per capita fruit consumption increased 14.5% and 16.4% for vegetables in Costa Rica.
Likewise, an increase of 34.3% in the per capita consumption of fish, went from 5.34 to 7.17 kilos, per capita seafood consumption increased by nearly 50%, from 2.11 to 3.16 kilos is reported.
The study also notes that Costa Ricans prefer to buy their fruit and vegetables at the farmer markets, given the variables of quality and price offered by these markets.
The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Gloria Abraham Peralta, said that schools are aware of the importance of these foods to your diet, health, development and growth.
The consultation methodology used was reviewed and validated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture, FAO.
In the analysis, children were surveyed schoolchildren and parents and guardians of 2,400 homes across the country.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica