Opinion about balanced nutrition
In 2016, restaurants in Italy did not have strong opinions about balanced nutrition in comparison with the European results, as a lot of them were neutral about the statements proposed. 40% of them disagreed or strongly disagreed that healthy meals did not taste as good as less healthy options and 35% disagreed that it was more difficult. Only 23% of them disagreed or strongly disagreed with the idea that preparing healthy/balanced meals was more expensive, and only 22% with the idea that it took more time to prepare healthy meals.
Over the 5 years, Italian restaurants used to have rather positive opinions about preparing healthy meals. But the share of positive opinions about healthy cooking dropped in 2016, meaning that restaurants have stronger and stronger prejudices about preparing balanced meals.