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October 2, 2009

CDC: Majority of Americans not Meeting Recommendations for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

From the CDC News Release:

No U.S. state is meeting national objectives for consumption of fruits and vegetables, according to the first report to provide state–by–state data about fruit and vegetable consumption and policies that may help Americans eat more fruits and vegetables. 

State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009”  was released [Sept. 29, 2009] by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Healthy People 2010 objectives aim for at least 75 percent of Americans to eat the recommended two or more daily servings of fruit, and for at least 50 percent of Americans to eat the recommended three or more servings of vegetables daily. However, CDC surveys indicate that only 33 percent of adults meet the recommendation for fruit consumption and 27 percent get the recommended servings of vegetables.  The statistics are even worse for high school students – 32 percent report eating at least two servings of fruit daily and 13 percent say they eat at least three servings of vegetables each day.

Read more of the news release.  The map below shows the percentage of adults eat at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables per day.

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