Even though it's fun to indulge in decadent treats during the winter months, be sure you and your family still eat healthy foods. According to a new study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high school students aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables.
Researchers analyzed data from 10,800 students in grades nine through 12, finding that median consumption was 1.2 times per day for both fruits and vegetables. Slightly more than one in four (28.5 percent) of the high school students ate fruit less than once a day, and 33.2 percent ate vegetables less than once a day. Only 16.8 percent of students ate fruit at least four times a day and only 11.2 percent ate vegetables at least four times a day, the study found.
According to the researchers, most high school students don't meet the daily recommendations for teens who do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day: 1.5 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of veggies for females and 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of veggies for males.
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