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Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

July 18, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 10 adults get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

This month, the Health Foundation invites you to explore the regional data on adults and their consumption of fruits and vegetables in El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas and Doña Ana, Luna and Otero counties in New Mexico as compared to the rest of Texas and the United States.

The Healthy Paso del Norte website is a free, publicly available resource supported by the Health Foundation that includes population data and community health information for the Paso del Norte region.

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Fruits and veggies

PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Eating

A high-quality diet with appropriate daily caloric intake provides essential nutrients, helps people maintain a healthy weight, and decreases their risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Evidence associates healthy eating with better health outcomes; however, many people do not consume the daily recommended levels of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that make up a healthy diet. The Health Foundation’s focus in the Healthy Eating initiative is educational programs, such as nutrition and cooking classes, that influence behavior in selecting, preparing, cooking, and eating healthy foods and policy and promotion activities that encourage healthy eating.

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

Healthy Eating

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