There’s a new research conducted, in which Netherlands considered best place in the world to eat followed by France and Switzerland.  The rankings are based on the food affordability, food availability, food quality, and the rate of diet-related illnesses in each country. However; People in Chad are the worst off when it comes to their food consumption. United Kingdom made No 13, and United States at 21 places on the table of the best countries to eat. The survey is compiled by Oxfam saw researchers look at the food consumption in 125 countries. The study considered, whether people have sufficient to eat, can afford to eat, food available in good quality, and extent of related diseases. The Dutch country stay at the top place due to it has comparatively low food prices, low diabetes levels, and better nutritional diversity than its European rivals.  Also in the top 12 countries were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal. Therefore; these countries did not score well in all categories. The Netherlands has high levels of obesity with almost 1 in 5 of its population with a body mass index of more than 30. The healthy level is 18 to 25. On the top rating countries, like Australia has the highest obesity levels 27 % of Australians are obese. It is also revealed United States has the most affordable food in world, whereas Angola has the least affordable.


Chad is on the bottom of table, due to worst place to eat. Food is there of little nutritional value, expensive and prepared with limited access to hygienic conditions. And there children are underweight. Ethiopia and Angola are among the bottom of table. In these countries diets are led by nutrient poor cereals, roots and root vegetables.  Highest quality of food is available in Iceland and lowest in Madagascar. Saudi Arabia has the highest rate in diabetes and highest obesity problems in Kuwait. However Nepal, Ethiopia and Bangladesh has less obesity rate. The malnutrition is most prevalent in Burundi 67% people are undernourished and 35% of children are underweight, Yemen India and Madagascar are next on malnutrition in the list.  In India 44% children are underweight the highest in the world. Moreover; 18% of Saudi Arabia people are diabetic and 1/3 are obese. Kuwait has highest level of obesity 42% and in United States and Egypt a third of the populations are also obese. Interestingly the highest level of obesity in some middle income countries like Fiji, Mexico and Venezuela are among the worst 10. The highest levels of obesity in the world are actually found in the Pacific Islands but that they were not included in the study. The island of Nauru has the highest obesity rates in the world 71 % of the population is obese.


1. The Netherlands

2. France

3. Switzerland

4. Denmark

5. Sweden

6. Austria

7. Belgium

8. Ireland

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9. Italy

10. Portugal


1. Chad

2. Angola

3. Ethiopia

4. Madagascar

5. Yemen

6. Niger

7. Burundi

8. Mozambique

9. Zimbabwe

10. Sierra Leone

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