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    A Look at the Numbers continued...

    The five states or areas with the highest percentages of people eating the recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables are:

    FRUIT

    Washington, D.C. 40.2%

    California 40.1%

    Vermont (tie) 38.9%

    New York (tie) 38.9%

    Connecticut 37.6%

    Maryland 36.9%

    VEGETABLES

    Tennessee 33%

    Washington, D.C. 32.3%

    Maine 30.6%

    Oregon 30.5%

    New Hampshire 30.4%

    The five states with the lowest percentages of people eating the recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables are:

    FRUIT

    Oklahoma 18.1%

    Mississippi 22.9%

    South Carolina 23.3%

    Kansas 23.8%

    Kentucky 24.4%

    VEGETABLES

    South Dakota 19.6%

    Louisiana 21.3%

    Mississippi 21.6%

    Iowa 21.9%

    West Virginia 22.1%

    To read the CDC’s report, “Healthy People 2010: Objectives for Improving Health,” visit www.healthypeople.gov/document/pdf/volume2/19nutrition.pdf.

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