Weight Management and Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with lower BMI and body fat percentage. But only 21.3% of female high school students and 24.7% of male high school students eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Students eating 5 or more servings daily had higher activity levels than students eating less than 5 servings per day.

Students with the highest fruit and vegetable intake were more likely to be physically active, follow a reduced calorie or reduced fat diet, and limit TV viewing.

PMID: 18651928


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