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Fruit and vegetable consumption of U.S. youth, 2009-2010
  • Published Date:
    July 2014
  • Source:
    NCHS data brief ; no. 156
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
  • Description:
    DHHS publication ; no. 2014–1209

    Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010. More than three-quarters of youth aged 2-19 years (77.1%) consumed fruit on a given day. Almost 92% of youth aged 2-19 years consumed vegetables on a given day. Nine out of 10 children aged 2-5 years consumed fruit, while only 6 out of 10 adolescents consumed fruit on a given day. More children aged 2-5 years than adolescents consumed vegetables on a given day. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), 2010 encourage Americans, including youth, to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables. Individuals are encouraged to "eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green and red and orange vegetables." Fruits and vegetables are sources of many under-consumed nutrients and consuming fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of chronic disease. This report examines the percentage of youth aged 2-19 years who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in 2009-2010, using data from one 24-hour dietary recall interview.

    Suggested citation: Nielsen SJ, Rossen LM, Harris DM, Ogden CL. Fruit and vegetable consumption of U.S. youth, 2009–2010. NCHS data brief, no 156. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.

    CS249223

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