Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables


"Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans meet their calorie-specific MyPyramid fruit or vegetable recommendations. ... The primary contributors to total fruit intake were whole fruits among adults and fruit juices among adolescents. The largest single contributor to overall fruit intake was orange juice. Potatoes dominated vegetable consumption, particularly among adolescents, in whom fried potatoes increased the median vegetable intake from 0.72 cup to 1.21 cups per day. Dark green and orange vegetables and legumes accounted for a small portion of vegetable intake,"

Italics are mine.

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