Fruits and Vegetables Still Absent in Teen Diets

December 6, 2011

American teens are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported teenagers are consuming fruits and vegetables an average of 1.2 times a day, far below the recommended daily intake for adolescents of 4.5 times a day.

The latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that black students consumed fruits and vegetables once a day compared to Hispanic students who consumed 1.1 servings a day and white students who consumed 1.4 servings a day.

Experts recommend teaching more teens skills like cooking to help them learn healthier eating habits. Recently, several cookbooks have been released in an effort to increase nutritional awareness among young adults.

Read the full story on the Boston Globe
Teens still not eating enough fruits and vegetables


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