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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

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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