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Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables?

The CDC reports only 1 in 10 adults eat the federally recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017 6:46 PM
Updated: Nov. 20, 2017 6:47 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - 1 in 10 adults eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to the CDC's recent report

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It also says men, young adults, and people living in poverty are among the people eating the least about of fruits and vegetables. 

Previous studies show cost is a barrier to eating healthier foods. 

The report suggests buying frozen produce or avoiding pre-chopped produce can help save on costs. 

Kayley Gamm is a registered dietitian. 

She said buying with the seasons will also help affordability, like buying strawberries in summer. 

When it comes to eating healthier, she said a little goes a long way. 

"Having veggies on your sandwich, having at least one vegetable for your dinner meal, just small changes can make a really big difference, " she said. 

Gamm also said having a piece of fruit with breakfast is a good way to start. 

One banana is two servings of fruit and all that is recommended in a day. 

It's also recommended to eat two to three cups of vegetables per day.

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