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Children not Eating Enough Veggies

Thursday, 30 October 2008 13:40

Preschoolers aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. Of the 168 children who took part in the week long study,  none ate the recommended 5 servings per day of fruits and vegetables. The majority of children investigated consumed 2 servings of fruit, and less than half a serving of vegetables each day- or approximately 80% of recommended fruit servings per day and 25% of recommended vegetable servings. However, most of the fruit intake was in the form of juice (an inferior source compared to whole fruit say the authors)

Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1998 (Aug);   17:   371-378