Are you getting enough fruits and veggies? A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds only 14 percent of adults eat the recommended number of servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Only 14 percent! And take a look at how it varies from state to state:
Percentage of U.S. adults aged ≥ 18 years who had fruit two or more times per day and vegetables three or more times per day, by state
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2007
The report finds people in Washington, D.C. eat the most fruits and vegetables: 20.1 percent of adults meet the daily recommendations. Mississippi comes in last with just 8.8 percent.
Overall, the CDC says about 33 percent of adults get the recommended two or more servings of fruits a day and 27 percent have the recommended three or more servings of vegetables.
So, how did your state do? Are you green, orange, or yellow?
I was green (Washington), but now I’m orange (Ohio).