CDC Article Examines Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Children

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vital Signs: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Children– United States, 2003-2010, examines comparative fruit and vegetable consumption from between 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. While they found that fruit consumption had increased during the time periods analyzed, vegetable intake had not changed. Additionally, most children did not meet the Healthy People 2020 nutritional target for vegetable or fruit consumption. The researchers suggest that increasing attention to the policies and food environments across multiple settings, including schools, early care and education, and homes might help continue the progress in fruit intake and improve vegetable intake for children.


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