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NewsBites November 2010 Issue

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Still Falling Short

Americans still aren’t eating their vegetables, and fruit consump-tion actually dropped a little last year, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System covering trends from 2000 to 2009 to see how we’re doing in meet-ing the Healthy People 2010 targets for produce consumption. No states are yet meeting those goals, which call for 75% of Americans to eat at least two daily fruit servings and 50% to consume three or more vegetable serv-ings per day. Californians ate the most fruit and Tennessee topped vegetable consumption, while Oklahomans ate the least fruit and South Dakota ranked last for veggies.

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