Sunday, November 7, 2010

Virginians Need to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is used, in part, to monitor consumption of fruit and vegetables. The 2009 data reports that only 33.7% of Virginians eat fruit twice daily (the recommended daily consumption) and 30.3% eat vegetables three times a day (the recommended daily consumption). Fruit and vegetable intake in VA has stayed steady over the last decade. Nationally, fruit intake decreased slightly but significantly (statistically speaking) and veggie consumption remained unchanged.
To read the report summary, and to compare Virginia with other states click here.

Or, read this article from the NY Times.

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