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Summary Table: Prevention – Diet

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Trend key:  solid green - headed in the right direction
   dotted red - headed in the wrong direction
   dashed black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)

  Fruit and vegetable consumption
Red meat consumption
Fat consumption
Alcohol consumption
Measure Average daily cups of fruits and vegetables for people ages 2 and older. (Note: This measure includes fruits and vegetables from all sources. One serving is approximately ½ cup.) Average daily ounces of red meat consumed by individuals aged 2 years and older. (Note: Red meat includes beef, lamb, and pork from all sources and does not include processed poultry.) Total fat Intakes as a percentage of total calories. Annual per capita alcohol consumption in gallons by individuals aged 14 years and older.

NSC, then stable, then NSC

NSC, then stable, then NSC, then stable
Falling, then stable

Falling, then rising

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Most recent estimate In 20032004, people aged 2 and older had, on average, 1 cup of fruits and 1.6 cups of vegetables, for a total of 2.6 cups of fruits and vegetables. In 2003-2004, people ages 2 and older had, on average, 2.5 ounces of red meat per day. Data collected in 2003-2004 show that total fat made up one-third (33 percent) of the calories people consumed, a level within the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines. In 2002, per capita alcohol consumption was 2.23 gallons for all beverages, including beer, wine, and liquor.
Healthy People 2010 target There is no target for fruits and vegetables combined. The individual targets are: at least two daily servings of fruits; at least three daily servings of vegetables, with at least one-third being dark-green/orange There is no Healthy People 2010 target for red meat consumption. Consume no more than 30 percent of daily calories from fat. Reduce annual per capita alcohol consumption to 2 gallons.
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