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College Students’ Poor Diets

A recent report surveyed hundreds of college students, showing that most consume less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each week.


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A new study shows that most college students consume less than one serving of fruits and vegetables each day. Conducted by Oregon State University researchers and published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the study surveyed the diets of 582 college students. Male students reported that they consumed about five servings each week, while the females said they eat about four servings of fruits and veggies each week. According to USDA guidelines, men and women ages 19 to 30 years old should be eating two cups of fruits and two and a half to three cups of vegetables each day. 

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