Monthly portions per capita according to the studied food consumption patterns.National averageHealthy dietVegetarian dietMediterranean dietBread, pasta and flour products173124134120Potatoes, vegetables and fruits125156186158Meat and meat products14032014Dairy products46727275Fish9808Full-size tableTable optionsView in workspaceDownload as CSV
The Mediterranean diet pattern applied in Italy for PD 153035 HCL average family would require expenditure of € 441.77 per month which corresponds almost entirely to the same budget for the national average food consumption (€ 440.12 per month) but with a different proportion of each product class (Fig. 3). The healthy diet is evolutionary tree the most expensive food pattern (€ 464.86 per month) and the vegetarian diet the cheapest (€ 413.79 per month) because of the absence of the meat and fish component in the economic balance. Although the conditions for a potential rebound effect are present (Hertwich, 2008) the amounts involved in the consumption shift are limited and not sufficient to produce significant effect.