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State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables

Description

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.

Supplier(s)

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Data Years Available

2009

Periodicity

Biennial

Selected Content

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.

Methodology

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.

References

Fruits & Veggies Matter: Health Professionals: State Indicator Report from CDC and related web pages. Accessed September 5, 2010.