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Consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of many chronic diseases, aids in weight management, and provides individuals with a variety of important nutrients.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Guide recommends eating 2 to 6 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables per day depending on age, sex, and activity level. Unfortunately, fewer than 1 in 10 Americans consume the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables.
Click on the resources below to learn more about fruit and vegetable consumption.
For more information, contact the NAFH staff at (402) 471-2101.
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