Report: NH residents need more fruit, veggies

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new report says New Hampshire residents aren't getting enough fruit and vegetables.

On average in the United States, adults consume 1.6 services of vegetables per day. In New Hampshire, it's 1.8 servings.

The recommendation is for at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day.

The findings are in the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the report, in 2013 30 percent of adults and 37 percent of adolescents in New Hampshire reported eating fruits less than once a day, and 18 percent of adults and 32 percent of adolescents reported eating vegetables less than once a day. However, New Hampshire has fewer healthier food retailers compared with the national average.

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