Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Students Lack 30 Produce Servings Per Week

CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 18 (UPI) — U.S. college students aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables, and many don’t eat any produce daily, researchers say.

Study author Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise and sport science at Oregon State University, and colleagues surveyed the eating habits of 582 college students and found students were not “striving for five” servings of fruit and vegetables a day as recommended, most didn’t even strive for five a week.

The study, published online in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, found male students had about five servings of fruit and vegetables a week and female students self-reported eating about four servings of fruits and vegetables a week.

“We found that students skipped meals fairly frequently, which could account for some of the lack of fruits and veggies,” Cardinal says in a statement. “Still, even accounting for fewer meals consumed, the students were on average not always eating even one serving of fruits or vegetables per day, far below the U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.”

The study finds both men and women students consume more than 30 percent of their calories from fat, which exceeds the American Dietetic Association’s recommendation of no more than 30 percent a week.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Students Lack 30 Produce Servings Per Week”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.