Americans are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet



Americans are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet

The CDC says that Americans aren’t eating almost sufficient fruits and vegetables. The percentage of Americans eating fruit twice and thrice a day and vegetables at least thrice a day declined in comparison to a decade ago.

This rate has reduced before health authorities began to sound the alarm about the nation’s obesity epidemic. In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for September 10, the CDC said that 32.5 percent of adults in the US consumed fruit twice or thrice everyday in 2009.

The CDC says in the news report, “The findings underscore the need for interventions at national, state, and community levels, across multiple settings to improve fruit and vegetable access, availability, and affordability as a means of increasing consumption. A diet high in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk for many leading causes of death.”

The recent report analyzes data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System on the ongoing state-based telephone survey of civilians in the US with ages 18 and above.

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