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Slovaks start to change eating habits

AFTER the second world war, Slovaks used to eat bean soup and sheep cheese noodles, during socialism they discovered the taste of fried pork steaks with potatoes, and today their tables are starting to be filled with vegetables and fruits, but also hamburgers and pizza, according to a report in the daily Pravda.

Doctor Emil Gintner, an epidemiologist who has been observing Slovak eating habits for 50 years, said he noticed that young and educated people tend to buy more fruit and vegetables and drink less alcohol than before.

However, most people of the same generation with lower levels of education are doing the opposite, the doctor said, adding that good nutrition is still expensive.

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