A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows most Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
The Healthy People 2010 objectives set by the CDC include goals that 75% of people age 2 and over eat two or more servings of fruit daily and 50% eat three or more servings of vegetables daily. But almost all states in the country have fallen far short of the target, it seems.
The CDC, in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for Sept. 10, says that, in 2009, an estimated 32.5% of adults consumed fruit two or more times per day and only 26.3% consumed vegetables three or more times per day.
The CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing, state-based, telephone survey of the non-institutionalized U.S. civilian population aged 18 years and above.