We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Fruit & Vegetable Alliance Says Americans Are Still Not Eating Enough Fruits, Veggies

November 17, 2010: 09:14 PM EST

The National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance’s National Action Plan (NAP) paints a fairly dismal picture of U.S. fruit and vegetable consumption. According to its report card, the average American’s fruit and vegetable consumption is far below levels recommended in the 2005 federal dietary guidelines of 5-13 daily servings. Average daily consumption is 1.13 cups of vegetables and 0.68 cups of fruit. Only 6 percent of individuals achieve their recommended target for vegetables, and only 8 percent for fruit. The NAP report card assigned an “A” grade to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers program, a “C” to school food and restaurant menus, and a failing grade to healthy food advertising, due to the decrease in nutritious food advertising over time.

"National Action Plan - To Promote Health through Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption", The National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance, November 17, 2010, © The National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance
Vitality & Better Living
North America
United States of America
Companies, Organizations
Legal, Legislation, Regulation, Policy
Market News
Products & Brands
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.