Americans Skimp on Fruits and Vegetables
The CDC Says More Needs to Be Done to Improve Access, Availability, and Affordability of Fruits, Vegetables
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:
Washington, D.C. 40.2%
Vermont (tie) 38.9%
New York (tie) 38.9%
Washington, D.C. 32.3%
New Hampshire 30.4%
The five states with the lowest percentages of people eating the recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables are:
South Carolina 23.3%
South Dakota 19.6%
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.