According to an article of The Washington Post, a new government report from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Americans still don’t eat vegetables often enough. Not only that, but fruit consumption is dropping a little.
According to the article, last year, only about one-third of U.S. adults consumed fruit or fruit juice at least twice a day (down from more than 34 percent in 2000), and about 26 percent ate vegetables three or more times a day (no better than 2000). These statistics where gathered from a national telephone survey of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
No state met federal goals of three-quarters of Americans eating enough fruit, and half eating enough vegetables.
For more information go to:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/09/AR2010090903382.html?wpisrc=nl_health
For the CDC report:http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr