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Fruit And Vegetable Consumption On The Rise In California

June 22, 2011 by  

Fruit And Vegetable Consumption On The Rise In CaliforniaThe typical American diet is often characterized as being high in fat, sodium and sugar, and relatively deficient in fresh fruits and vegetables.

However, that may not be true in California. The results of a survey that was published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reveal that the average consumption of produce in California has significantly increased over the past decade.

Residents of the state consumed an average of 5.2 servings of fruit or vegetables daily in 2007, compared to 3.8 servings each day that were reported in 1997.

Moreover, the trend of more produce consumption was pronounced in both high- and low-income individuals.

“Examining fruit and vegetable trends by income demonstrates the importance of being able to survey all population groups, specifically the low-income population, but also the higher-income groups. Such data document the overall population-wide trends and allow comparisons between more- and less-advantaged groups,” said researcher Sharon Sugerman.

The survey was conducted by researchers at Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute. The study involved 1,400 to 1,700 residents per year.

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  • Rennie

    West Coast dairy, leafy vegetables, and of course North Pacific seafood, need to be closely monitored for Fshima fallout/hot particles, which unless measured while dehydrated the water throws off the reading. the EPA has responded of course by raising tolerable limits and now just not testing, Canada has declared Japanese products safe for consumption without testing as well. Why? Because the economy and trade is worth more than those who will be contaminated and eventually die. Just think of the savings to social security and pension funds! See fairewinds/Gunderson videos on youtube and educate yourself on safety precautions, or look up the infant mortality increase since March 17th when Obama gave a big speech in defense of nuclear energy and telling everyone not to worry or take precautions, and note Obama put 54 illion in loans into the 2011 federal budget to fund new nuclear power plant construction.

  • Connie in SoCal

    Rennie: Most of us don’t worry about the fallout in that there’s little one can do about it anyway.

    The possible reason we Californians eat more fresh fruit and veggies is that we tend to grow our own. Currently on my very small piece of property I have trees growing navel orange, lemon and avocado. In my minute garden there are strawberries, artichoke and heavily laden tomato vines (love fried green as well as ripe). In among other gardens around the house I have radish, onion and beets. All taste better than store bought and obviously are considerable less expensive.

    We are able to grow year round in SoCal, which is another positive.

    • Vic

      Connie, don’t fool yourself. You are not able to grow practically anything, it harms the fish, you know?

  • Vic

    That’s funny. I recall in former Soviet Union vietnamese “guest workers” were boiling cabbage in a bucket for a company of 5 or 6, that was their breakfast, lunch and dinner combined.

    Looks like this is the liberal dream diet and, given the number of illegals comfortably dwelling in sanctuary cities of California, this dream is about to come true…

  • Rick


    Robert Smith is posting a URL in this blog that has to do with boycotting Fox News.


    I did last night to give him the benefit of the doubt regarding some facts and within 30 seconds my home computer was TOAST!! I run Kaspersky on my computers. I had alerts popping up all over the place that a virus had been detected, some program was trying to access a UDP (that’s a type of port and is related to protocols), and different windows started to pop up to block the attack. As soon as I clicked on one of the windows my desktop went “POOF”. I’ve been trying since to recover but to no avail. All my files are gone, my workspace is clear, and the “task manager” shows 2 users active but I can’t close either of them out. I’ve run kaspersky 5 times now to no avail. My restore points have been removed and no files can be located even though my hard drive is full. I cannot even access the directory tree. This virus/malware is serious CRAP!!

    For EVERYONES benefit. DO NOT OPEN ANY URLs PROVIDED BY ROBERT SMITH OR ANY URLs INDICATING A TOPIC OF BOYCOTT AGAINST FOX NEWS AS A MINIMUM PRECAUTION. I would seriously be skeptical of any URLs posted by any of the Progressive Liberalretards on this site.

    Be forewarned!! All I have for a computer now is my laptop. If I knew where Mr. Smith resided I’d be slamming him with federal charges for promulgating this virus and then go after him for reparations.

  • FWO21

    Rick, I would have thought this website would have made sure it was a good website before letting the person put the link on here??????? Anyway, thanks a lot; I, for one, will learn from your experience.

    Fruits and vegetables are only as healthy as the seeds are. If one is using a hybrid seed, then it probably isn’t any good and you may as well eat poison.


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