CDC Vital Signs – Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables

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Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Published: Aug. 5, 2014

Report Intro/Brief:
"The amount of whole fruit children, 2-18 years old, ate increased by 67% from 2003 to 2010 and replaced fruit juice as the main contributor of fruit to children's diets. Experts recommend that most fruit come from whole fruit, rather than juice. The amount of vegetables children ate did not change from 2003 to 2010. Moreover, in 2007- 2010, children did not meet recommendations for the amount of fruit and vegetables they should eat."