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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fruits and Vegetable Consumption among High School Students

Fruits and Vegetable Consumption among High School Students
Based on data from the 2010 National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study, fruit and vegetable consumption among U.S. high school students remains low. In 2010, median consumption was 1.2 times per day for both fruits and vegetables. In addition, about one in four high school students consumed fruit less than once daily, and one in three consumed vegetables less than once daily.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk for many chronic diseases and some cancers and can aid in weight management. Currently daily fruit and vegetable recommendations for adolescents who participate in 30 minutes of physical activity are 1.5 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables for females and 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables for males.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

1 comment:

  1. One of the best foods that students should be consuming daily is fruits. This helps them maintain their immunity and strengthen their young bodies as well to be able to do any school work given to them. food hygiene training