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State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables


The 2009 Report provides information on fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and policy and environmental support within each State. National and state-specific information is reported for behavioral indicators and policy and environmental indicators.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Behavioral indicators include the consumption of recommended servings of F&V. Policy and environmental indicators include indicators of the availability of healthier food in retail markets, schools, and food support systems.
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The behavioral indicators presented in this report are derived from objectives for fruit and vegetable consumption outlined in Healthy People 2010; data are

from CDC's health surveillance systems. The policy and environmental indicators are from multiple data sources and measure several aspects of a state's ability to support fruit and vegetable consumption. Each indicator can be measured in most states. The report gathers data for policy for healthier food retail from three data sources: (1) CDC Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Legislative Database, (2) National Conference of State Legislatures Health Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislative Database, (3) The Food Trust.

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