Thursday, March 15, 2007

Americans & Veggie Consumption: How do You Compare?

Look: it's another study about how Americans aren't eating enough veggies (Reuters). No wonder more employers are limiting worker health care options to one (also from Reuters): a high-deductible plan.

So how many people are getting five-a-day of fruits and veggies? About a third of us eat two servings of fruit, and a third eat three servings of vegetables. What they didn't point out if this it's the same third getting both. I wonder how much overlap there is?

Another shocker: rich people with college degrees ate the most vegetables. Well, maybe not rich, but somewhere in the middle. People earning more than $50K annually and with a college degree ate the most produce. The group that ate the least vegetables were men, of course. Just 22 percent of men ate three servings of vegetables a day.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.