In every state, less than one in five adults are consuming enough fruits and vegetables. This podcast discusses the importance of getting enough fruits and vegetables. Created: 7/9/2015 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/9/2015. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC Eat Well
Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations – United States, 2013
Recorded: July 7, 2015; posted: July 9, 2015
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Your parents always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, most adults aren’t heeding the age-old advice. In every state, less than one in five adults are consuming enough fruits and vegetables. As a result, they’re placing themselves at increased risk for certain chronic diseases. A healthy diet should include at least one and a half cups of fruit and two cups of vegetables each day. These foods have important nutrients, reduce the risk for leading causes of illness and death, and help maintain a healthy body weight. For more information about a healthy meal plan, go to choosemyplate.gov.
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