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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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