A recent survey found one in three students are eating vegetables less than once a day, and nearly one in four are eating fruit less than once a day. This podcast discusses the importance of a maintaining a healthy diet. Created: 12/8/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 12/8/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among High School Students — United States, 2010
Recorded: December 6, 2011; posted: December 8, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Parents have been asking kids to eat their fruits and vegetables for years. A recent survey found that many high-school–aged kids aren't listening. Nearly one in three students are eating vegetables less than once a day, and nearly one in four are eating fruit less than once a day. A healthy diet can decrease the risk for many chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers; it can also help maintain a healthy weight.
Parents should model good dietary habits and support efforts by schools, such as salad bars, gardens, and farm-to-school programs. These activities help kids make healthy eating choices.
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