What Percent of Americans Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables?

Fruit and Vegetable consumption in the United States is surprisingly low, and only getting lower. No State or territory in the U.S. has over 50% of the population consuming fruit more than twice a day, and vegetables 3 times a day.

Here are the statistics from 2000 to 2009.
20002009
Percent of U.S. Population Eating 2 or More Fruits per Day34.4%32.5%
Percent of U.S. Population Eating 3 or More Vegetables per Day26.7%26.3%
CDC.gov State-Specific Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Adults United States, 2000-2009

Here are the breakouts by state: Map of the United States showing fruit consumption rates by State

Map of the United States showing vegetable consumption rates by State CDC.gov State-Specific Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Adults ? United States, 2000?2009

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) aims to have at least 75% of the U.S. population consuming two or more portions of fruits daily. And 50% consuming 3 or more servings of vegetables. This is of course, a great goal. Even if you are already meeting these targets there is nothing wrong with aiming to consume 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Browse the list of fruits and vegetables at HealthAliciousNess, or browse The Fruit and Vegetable Mosaic.




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References

CDC.gov State-Specific Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Adults United States, 2000-2009