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Report: Utahns don't eat enough fruit, veggies

Report: Utahns don't eat enough fruit, veggies



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A new federal report says most Utah residents aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only 32 percent of the state's adults eat at least two fruits a day and just 25 percent eat at least three vegetables a day.

Teenagers fare worse, with just 30 percent meeting the goal for fruit and 11 percent meeting the goal for vegetables.

The report also says Utah schools don't provide enough produce in vending machines and other options outside of regular school menus.

Patrice Isabella, a dietitian for the Utah Department of Health, says health officials, businesses, schools and community members will use the new report to talk about how to make more healthier food available and how to make it more affordable.

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(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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