Sunday, September 26, 2010

What's All That Buzz? 9/27/2010


“Despite two decades of public health initiatives, stricter government dietary guidelines, record growth of farmers’ markets and the ease of products like salad in a bag, Americans still aren’t eating enough vegetables.
This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a comprehensive nationwide behavioral study of fruit and vegetable consumption. Only 26 percent of the nation’s adults eat vegetables three or more times a day, it concluded. (And no, that does not include French fries.)
These results fell far short of health objectives set by the federal government a decade ago. The amount of vegetables Americans eat is less than half of what public health officials had hoped. Worse, it has barely budged since 2000.“

Read this New York Times article to find out about the new veggie vending machines in schools!

Also, feel free to share your eating habits with us! Would you snack from the veggie vending machine or from the junk food one?

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