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Progress on children eating more fruit, not vegetables
  • Published Date:
    08/05/2014
  • Source:
    CDC Vital signs ; 2014 August
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
  • Series:
    CDC Vital signs
  • Description:
    The amount of whole fruit children, 2-18 years old, ate increased by 67% from 2003 to 2010 and replaced fruit juice as the main contributor of fruit to children’s diets. Experts recommend that most fruit come from whole fruit, rather than juice. The amount of vegetables children ate did not change from 2003 to 2010. Moreover, in 2007- 2010, children did not meet recommendations for the amount of fruit and vegetables they should eat.

    About 60 million US children are enrolled in child care or school, where their experiences with food can affect their health and lifelong food choices. Since 2010, new national efforts like Let’s Move! and new school nutrition standards support healthy eating. About 60 million US children are enrolled in child care or school, where their experiences with food can affect their health and lifelong food choices. Since 2010, new national efforts like Let’s Move! and new school nutrition standards support healthy eating.

    Child care, schools, and school districts can support these efforts by: Meeting or exceeding current federal nutrition standards for meals and snacks; Serving fruit and vegetables whenever food is offered; Training staff to make fruit and vegetables more appealing and accessible; Offering nutrition education and hands-on learning opportunities, such as growing, tasting, and preparing fruit and vegetables.

    CS249608A

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