This must be the season for reports on eating fruit and vegetables (see November 11 post). Now, the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA), a public-private partnership to promote greater intake of these foods, has issued a Report Card. Here’s the Executive Summary and the Full Report Card.
No surprise, but average fruit and vegetable consumption is still way below recommended levels.
Here are some of the Report Card grades:
USA Today has a story on this report, which also identifies the most popular of these foods. In case you were wondering, the top four fruits are Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, and Grapes. The top four vegetables, according to this survey, are Broccoli, Corn, Green beans, and Carrots (I’m not sure I believe this list).
And finally, New York City reports that its Food Stamp users received more than $200,000 in fresh produce coupons for farmers markets in 2010. That, at least, sounds like genuine progress.
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