HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Highlights from the September 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

CHICAGO -- Most Americans Eat Less Than Recommended Amounts of Fruits and Vegetables

Americans are not eating nearly enough of the new daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, according to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Cancer Institute.

The researchers studied the proportion of the population that met both the government's previous and latest recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake advocated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new MyPyramid food guide.

According to the study, in 1999-2000, just 40 percent of the American population met the then current recommendations to eat an average of five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. The figures were as low as 10 percent among girls ages 4 to 8 and as high as 60 percent among men ages 51 to 70.

The new MyPyramid recommendations are 2 to 6 ½ cups per day of fruits and vegetables. The researchers reported that adequate intakes of fruits and vegetables ranged from a low of 0.7 percent of boys age 14 to 18 years, whose combined recommendation is five cups, to a high of 48 percent of children age 2 to 3, whose combined recommendation is one cup. Among women age 51 to 70 years, only 17 percent met their combined recommendation. Among all other sex-age groups, fewer than 11 percent met their goals.

The researchers conclude with a call to action: "Nutrition and other health-care professionals must help consumers realize that for everyone over age 3 years, the new recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake are greater, and in many cases much greater, than the familiar five servings per day."

Salad and Raw Vegetable Consumption and Nutritional Status in U.S. Adults

People who eat salads tend to have above-average intakes of nutrients like vitamin C, E, folic acid, lycopene and carotenoids, according to researchers at the University of California. Studying data from nearly
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Starkey
jstarkey@eatright.org
312-899-4802
American Dietetic Association
1-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
2. AGU Journal Highlights -- April 16, 2007
3. Highlights from the April 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
4. Highlights from the January 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
5. Highlights from the December 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
6. Highlights from the November 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
7. Highlights from the October 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
8. Highlights from the August 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
9. Highlights from the June 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
10. Highlights from the May 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
11. Highlights from the April 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/17/2018)... CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2018 , ... ... for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), announced that its Colorado Chapter will be holding its ... event, scheduled for September 8th at the Philip S. Miller Park, advocates for public ...
(Date:8/15/2018)... ... ... The Florida Chiropractic Association’s National Meeting on August 16th-19th in Orlando, ... U.S. will gain firsthand insights into the new laser’s advancements and superior treatment abilities. ... trial that has resulted in the granting of an FDA 510(k) market clearance for ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... 13, 2018 , ... NRD, LLC – NRD® is showcasing ... Gun. , The ionizing gun features ergonomic design and rugged construction. The ... and electropolished OSHA-compliant tip. This can be cleanroom packaged (P-2021-5502) or normally packaged ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... 2018 , ... A recent expedition led by Dr. Blair ... of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, demonstrated how the use of autonomous ... of hard to reach deep sea ecosystems, like intermittently active methane seeps. Thanks ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... August 28, 2018 , ... CEO and founder of VetStem ... performed on an allogeneic (donor derived) stem cell product for osteoarthritis in canines ... in September. He is also the organizer of Breakout Session 4: Practitioner Primer ...
(Date:8/23/2018)... ... 22, 2018 , ... Crucial Data Solutions, Inc. announces the ... first fully-featured app for electronic data capture (EDC) and electronic participant reported outcomes ... percent of the market share for mobile devices worldwide; in turn, this enables ...
(Date:8/17/2018)... ... August 16, 2018 , ... ... pleased to announce the expansion of their team. Dr. Dawn Dufield, Ph.D., joins ... an innovative large molecule LC-MS/MS group that will specialize in developing quantitative LC-MS/MS ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: