Which States Eat the Most and Least Fruits and Vegetables
The federal government wants you to eat more fruits and veggies -- and if you are in Oklahoma or South Dakota, the government wants you to know that you need a whole lot more fruits and veggies. Those two states ate the least healthy stuff in the country.
Tennesseans eat the most vegetables, while people living in Washington, D.C. eat the most fruit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says:
The government's Healthy People 2010 project says more of us should eat two or more fruit servings a day and three or more servings of vegetables. But only 32 percent of American adults eat enough fruit, and only a fourth of us eat enough vegetables.
In fact, the most recent study says fruit consumption actually dropped since 2000, meaning we are going backwards.