Americans Eating More Fruits and Veggies in 2012
Americans ate more fresh fruits and vegetables this winter than last winter, according to a new report released by Gallup.
The percentage of Americans who frequently ate fresh fruit and vegetables increased from 55.7% in January to 57.4% in February and March and were higher than in the same months in 2011.
“As a nation, we’re fortunate to have access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables,” says Kris Bio, director of nutrition at Core Performance. “The fact that produce consumption increased during the winter, a time where we usually see a dip, is a big step forward. If we can continue to increase consumption each year, the risk of disease will decrease and we’ll see an overall improvement in people’s health.”