September is “Fruits & Vegetables – More Matters Month.” Too bad Americans’ fruit and vegetable intake doesn’t seem to care.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says that not one US state met the Healthy People 2010 Objectives for fruit and vegetable consumption in 2000-2009. The 2010 Objectives aim for increasing to:
- 75% the proportion of Americans aged 2+ who eat two or more servings of fruit and increasing to
- 50% the proportion of Americans aged 2+ who eat three or more servings of vegetables a day
You can check out what percentage of your state ate 2+ servings of fruit or 3+ servings of vegetables per day by looking at the CDC report tables listed here.