Veggie Consumption Rises

Veggie Consumption Rises

A new report from the American Dietetic Association shows that consumers are cutting back on red meat and eating more vegetables and grains.

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Yesterday, the American Dietetic Association released the results of a recent poll of dietary habits among the general public. The findings reveal that nearly half of respondents have increased their consumption of vegetables over the past five years, and 48 percent have also upped their intake of whole-grain foods. The poll also reveals that 39 percent of people have decreased their consumption of beef, and consumption of pork and dairy also went down for 35 percent and 22 percent, respectively. More than 750 people participated in the telephone survey, titled Nutrition and You: Trends 2011, which asked American adults to describe whether their consumption of various foods has increased, decreased, or remained the same over the past half-decade.

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