Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
0.50 cup equivalents of fruit per 1,000 calories (2015-18) *

0.56 cup equivalents per 1,000 calories  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

0.51 cup equivalents of fruits 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.

Increase the consumption of fruits by persons aged 2 years and over

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


Fruit is recommended as a key part of a healthy diet, and eating fruit is linked to a lower risk for many diseases. But most people in the United States don’t eat enough fruit. 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 fruit.