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Sunday, December 04, 2011

US Teens Not Eating Enough Fruit And Veg, CDC Report

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US teens are eating less than the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, according to the latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that was published on 25 November.

Based on data from the National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study, the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) finds that in 2010 the median consumption of fruit and vegetables among high school students was 1.2 times per day, which is considerably lower than that recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition, says the CDC, about 1 in 4 teens eats fruit less often than once a day, and 1 in 3 eats vegetables less often than once a day.

These results suggest the majority of US teens are not meeting their current daily fruit and vegetable recommendations...

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