Simply Sunday

Welcome to the first Simply Sunday post here at the Health and Food Forum’s Blog (HFF).  Every Sunday the HFF’s Blog will provide you with some “food for thought” – bite-sized pieces of information and little morsels of ideas that get you thinking about nutrition.  Below are some statistics from the CDC’s website for the National Fruit & Vegetable Program for you to ponder throughout the day and the upcoming week.

  • Slightly less than 25% of Americans consume 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Thirty-percent of American adults over the age of 65 consume at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Thirty-eight percent of American adults ages 18-24 years eat only 1-2 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Individuals who eat a greater number of servings of fruit and vegetables per day have a lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer, and cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Your daily fruit and vegetable requirements depend on your age, gender, and activity level.  Click here for more information.
  • Daily fruit and vegetable requirements are measured in cups.  To determine what counts as a cup click here.

How many servings of fruit and vegetables do you consume per day?  What are your favorites?  Share with us, we want to know!

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3 responses to “Simply Sunday

  1. Those statistics are sad but I believe it. We’ve been working really hard to work out veggies at every meal. Carrots are by far my favorite – I always have a bag at work and get made fun of for that.

  2. caroleesperry

    I know I don’t eat enough of them.

    I think my favorite veggie is broccolli.

    Of course there are some good things you can make with zucchini.

    We also love blueberry season here in NY. Our friend has a bluberry patch so he sells them every year.

    Because we often help him out, we can pretty much have all the blueberries we need.

    I freeze them, but I never have enough to last us until the next season…

    I could get more, but don’t want to appear greedy 🙂

  3. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

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