healthy food failure

American children still don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to a new National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion report. Kids’ fruit intake increased only slightly (not to recommended levels), and veggie intake has remained consistently low over the last decade. In 2008, New Jersey introduced the federally funded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to promote healthy eating in schools where 50 percent or more of the student body was eligible for free or reduced lunches. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the average 10 year old consume one and a half cups of both fruits and veggies each day.