America’s Fruit and Vegetable Conundrum

By October 6, 2009Food Buzz

A study from the CDC outlines the lack of fruits and vegetables in American diets.

The data indicates that a staggering average of 86% of American are not meeting recommended requirements for fruit and vegetable consumption (2+ fruits/3+ vegetables a day). What’s more astonishing is that an average of 90.5% of adolescents are also not meeting those requirements.

The study goes on to present different community solution factors including the prevalence of farmers markets, produce distributors like Terra Organics, and health food stores. In addition, the CDC touches on the correlation of nutritional and farm-to-school programs to higher percentages of adolescents meeting recommended fruit and vegetable consumption.

Read the full report here and listen to Cookie Monster!!


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