The Standard American Diet is worsening and falls far from the CDC goals for minimal fruit and vegetable intake, with some states doing worse than others.
The Standard American Diet is in a sad state, but sadder in some states than others. The CDC recently released a survey to chart our progress on fruit and vegetable consumption, and, if you can even imagine, we’re eating even fewer fruits and vegetables than we were a decade ago. Not a single state met the goals they were hoping for, but one, and only one, state did make an improvement. Can you guess which one?
Here’s all 50. Note the deepest darkest color represents 35%-44.9%. So not a single state even hit 50% for eating 2 fruit a day, with Oklahoma bombing the worse. And for vegetables? Not one state even had a third of their population for three daily servings of vegetables. And less than 1 in 5 people in South Dakota.
The CDC goal was to get all states up to 75% eating servings of fruit and 50% veggies by 2010. Not even close. And those eating both? Forget about it., though I am impressed… with New Engalnders and their fruit
Causasians ate the least fruit…. Hispanics the least vegetables. And the one state the only state to improve over the decade? Idaho, which just made it to blue.
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