9 in 10 High Schoolers Short on Fruits and Veggies

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. high
school students get at least three servings of vegetables a day and
just 32 percent get two servings of fruit.

Together, less than 10 percent of high schoolers were eating the
combined recommended daily minimum of fruits and vegetables.

Some states - including Arkansas and North Carolina - were
significantly below that average. But some New England states,
including Vermont, were notably better.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the
report Tuesday, calling it the first to give such detailed
information on adolescents' fruit and vegetable consumption.

The information comes from a national survey of about 100,000
high school students in 2007.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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