Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the consumption of dark green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, and beans and peas by persons aged 2 years and over

Baseline: 0.31 cup equivalents of dark green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, and beans and peas per 1,000 calories was the mean daily intake by persons aged 2 years and over in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 0.33 cup equivalents of dark green vegetables, red and orange vegetables, and beans and peas per 1,000 calories

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Summary

Vegetables are recommended as a key part of a healthy diet, and eating vegetables is linked to a lower risk for many diseases. To get the most health benefits from vegetables, people should eat a variety of dark green, red, and orange vegetables, as well as beans and peas. But most people in the United States don’t eat enough vegetables. Evidence suggests that nutrition counseling, school- and workplace-based programs that use more than 1 strategy, and school nutrition policies can help people eat more vegetables.