Eat Your Fruits and Veggies. That Means You Too, Adults!

Yep, that’s right. Kids are not the only ones who need to eat more fruits and vegetables. In 2009, hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in a telephone poll conducted by the CDC about their fruit and vegetable intake. The results were a little bit better than the eating habits of Americans.

The goal is for three-quarters of Americans to be consuming enough fruits and half to be consuming enough vegetables. According to the poll, only 26% of adults ate vegetables three or more times a day; and, only one-third of adults had two or more servings of fruit or fruit juice a day. YIKES!

To move these statistics in a more positive direction, health officials have taken the following steps:

  • Promote fruits and vegetables as a healthy alternative to salty, fatty, and sugary foods
  • Promote home and community gardens
  • Expand sales of fruits and veggies at local stores

 With these steps, the goal is to reduce the obesity problem, reduce diabetes and any other health disease that is related to bad eating habits. For the full article from the USA Today, click here.

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