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.
|Percent of U.S. Population Eating 2 or More Fruits per Day||34.4%||32.5%|
|Percent of U.S. Population Eating 3 or More Vegetables per Day||26.7%||26.3%|
Here are the breakouts 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.