October, 2012 Issue
Americans Still Fall Short on Fruits and Veggies
The USDA encourages an increased intake of fruits and vegetables, because they are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other compounds that help fight disease. Despite the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consume more fruits and vegetablesfour to five cups per day for adult women and men, according to USDAs MyPlateAmericans are still falling short. According to a poll conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation, which included data from 1,057 adults, most Americans say theyve been trying to increase their fruits and vegetables intake over the past year.
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