Diet - Prevention Summary Table

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found by following the More Information link in the table below.

Legend:
green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2020 target
Measure Name Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Red Meat Consumption Fat Consumption Alcohol Consumption
Year Range 1994-2014 1994-2014 1989-2014 1990-2015
Measure

Average daily cup equivalents per 1,000 calories of fruits and vegetables for people aged 2 years and older. This measure includes fruits and vegetables from all sources.

Average daily ounce equivalents of red meat for people aged 2 years and older. Red meat includes beef, lamb, and pork from all sources and does not include processed poultry.

Intakes of total fat, and of the major fatty acids - saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated - as a percentage of total calories.

Per capita alcohol consumption: The estimated number of gallons of pure alcohol consumed per person (aged 14 years and older), per year. This measure accounts for the varying alcohol content of wine, beer, and liquor. People as young as 14 are included because a large number of adolescents begin drinking at an early age.

Recent Summary Trend Stable Falling Stable Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2009-2014 2009-2014 2009-2014 2011-2015
Desired Direction Rising Falling Falling Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Red Meat Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Fat Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Alcohol Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates From 2013 to 2014, people aged 2 years and older consumed, on average, 0.5 cup equivalents of fruits per 1,000 calories and 0.7 cup equivalents of vegetables per 1,000 calories (including 0.1 cup equivalents of dark green and orange vegetables and legumes per 1,000 calories). From 2013 to 2014, people aged 2 years and older consumed, on average, 1.1 ounces of red meat per 1,000 calories. From 2013 to 2014, total fat made up 33.9% of the calories people consumed, saturated fatty acids accounted for 11.1% of calories, monounsaturated, 11.6%, and polyunsaturated, 7.9%. In 2015, per capita alcohol consumption was 2.3 gallons for all beverages, including beer, wine, and liquor.
Healthy People 2020 Target 0.9 cup equivalents of fruits per 1,000 calories. 1.2 cup equivalents of vegetables per 1,000 calories, with at least 0.55 cup equivalents of dark green or orange vegetables or legumes per 1,000 calories. There is no Healthy People target for red meat consumption. 9.9% percent saturated fatty acids. (Healthy People 2020 includes targets for saturated fat and solid fat.) Reduce annual per capita alcohol consumption to 2.1 gallons.
More Information Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Red Meat Consumption Fat Consumption Alcohol Consumption
Last Updated February 2018 February 2018 February 2018 February 2018
Measure Name: Red Meat Consumption
Measure Name Red Meat Consumption
Year Range 1994-2014
Measure

Average daily ounce equivalents of red meat for people aged 2 years and older. Red meat includes beef, lamb, and pork from all sources and does not include processed poultry.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2009-2014
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Red Meat Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates From 2013 to 2014, people aged 2 years and older consumed, on average, 1.1 ounces of red meat per 1,000 calories.
Healthy People 2020 Target There is no Healthy People target for red meat consumption.
More Information Red Meat Consumption
Measure Name: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Measure Name Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Year Range 1994-2014
Measure

Average daily cup equivalents per 1,000 calories of fruits and vegetables for people aged 2 years and older. This measure includes fruits and vegetables from all sources.

Recent Summary Trend Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2009-2014
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates From 2013 to 2014, people aged 2 years and older consumed, on average, 0.5 cup equivalents of fruits per 1,000 calories and 0.7 cup equivalents of vegetables per 1,000 calories (including 0.1 cup equivalents of dark green and orange vegetables and legumes per 1,000 calories).
Healthy People 2020 Target 0.9 cup equivalents of fruits per 1,000 calories. 1.2 cup equivalents of vegetables per 1,000 calories, with at least 0.55 cup equivalents of dark green or orange vegetables or legumes per 1,000 calories.
More Information Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Measure Name: Fat Consumption
Measure Name Fat Consumption
Year Range 1989-2014
Measure

Intakes of total fat, and of the major fatty acids - saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated - as a percentage of total calories.

Recent Summary Trend Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2009-2014
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Fat Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates From 2013 to 2014, total fat made up 33.9% of the calories people consumed, saturated fatty acids accounted for 11.1% of calories, monounsaturated, 11.6%, and polyunsaturated, 7.9%.
Healthy People 2020 Target 9.9% percent saturated fatty acids. (Healthy People 2020 includes targets for saturated fat and solid fat.)
More Information Fat Consumption
Measure Name: Alcohol Consumption
Measure Name Alcohol Consumption
Year Range 1990-2015
Measure

Per capita alcohol consumption: The estimated number of gallons of pure alcohol consumed per person (aged 14 years and older), per year. This measure accounts for the varying alcohol content of wine, beer, and liquor. People as young as 14 are included because a large number of adolescents begin drinking at an early age.

Recent Summary Trend Rising
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2011-2015
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Alcohol Consumption, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, per capita alcohol consumption was 2.3 gallons for all beverages, including beer, wine, and liquor.
Healthy People 2020 Target Reduce annual per capita alcohol consumption to 2.1 gallons.
More Information Alcohol Consumption