Opinion about balanced nutrition
In 2016, restaurants in Slovakia had rather positive opinions about balanced nutrition. 64% disagreed or strongly disagreed that healthy meals did not taste as good as less healthy options, 61% that it took more time to cook healthy/balanced meals, and 51% that preparing healthy meals was more difficult. The strongest prejudice was about the price of cooking healthy: 40% of Slovak restaurants think that preparing healthy meals is more expensive, which is higher than the European average.
The prejudices about preparing healthy meals have increased among Slovak restaurants, especially the idea that it takes more time to cook healthy meals and that they do not taste as good as less healthy options. However, the share of restaurants disagreeing with the statement that cooking healthy meals is more expensive has globally increased over the 5 years.