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Americans Falling Short of Fruits and Veggies

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Americans are eating far fewer of the USDA recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, while consuming higher amounts of the meat and grains, according to a recent Summary Finding released by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The amount of fruit consumed was the farthest below the recommended amounts. The USDA guidelines recommend we eat two cups of fruit daily, and Americans on average are eating only about a third of that amount. For vegetables, Americans are consuming slightly more than half – about 60 percent – of the recommended 2.5 cups of daily vegetables.

Meat and grains were the two categories of food where Americans consume more than the recommended amount.


ERS Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System. United States Department of Agriculture. ERS Charts of Note. November 25, 2013.

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