Most Americans not eating enough fruits and vegetables, CDC says

According to TIME (11/17, Ducharme), a CDC report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that “the vast majority of Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables.”

The New York Daily News (11/17, Gibbs) reported that “an average 12% of Americans ate their daily recommended amount of fruit, while an average of less than 9% ate their daily recommended amount of vegetables in 2015, says” the report.

Enjoy 5 a day—eat at least 2 servings of fruit and at least 3 servings of vegetables each day (see box 8 for serving sizes). Choose fresh, frozen, dried, or canned forms and a variety of colors and kinds. Choose dark-green leafy vegetables, orange fruits and vegetables, and cooked dry beans and peas often.

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