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March 2011 Issue

America Gets a Poor Report Card on Fruit and Vegetable Intake

If thereís one simple thing you can do for better health itís to eat more fruits and veggies. Thatís why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a National Action Plan (NAP) in 2005 that provided a comprehensive approach to improve public health through increased fruit and vegetable intake. After five years, the report card is in, evaluating the progress schools, restaurants, supermarkets, and governments have made toward getting people to meet their recommended intake (two cups of fruits and 2Ĺ cups of vegetables for the average adult.)

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