Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the consumption of total vegetables by persons aged 2 years and over

Baseline: 0.76 cup equivalents of total vegetables 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: 0.84 cup equivalents of total vegetables 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. 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.