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March 2018 Issue

U.S. Falls Short on Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Most Americans are not eating the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, says the CDC. The report shows 12.2 percent of adults met the recommendation for fruit intake, and 9.3 percent for vegetables in 2015. The largest differences included recommended fruit intake by women (15.1 percent) and men (9.2 percent), and recommended vegetable intake among those in high-income households (11.4 percent) and those close to or below poverty level (7 percent). Eating enough fruits and vegetables reduces the risks of many chronic diseases.

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,
November 17, 2017