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ERIC Number: ED507768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The "State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009" provides for the first time information on fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and policy and environmental support within each state. Fruits and vegetables, as part of a healthy diet, are important for optimal child growth, weight management, and chronic disease prevention. Supporting increased F&V access, availability, and reduced price are key strategies towards the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) goal of improved F&V consumption and thus improved nutrition among all Americans. National and state-specific information is reported in the "State Indicator Report" for behavioral indicators and policy and environmental indicators. The behavioral indicators are derived from objectives for F&V consumption outlined in "Healthy People 2010", a framework for the nation's health priorities, and data is from CDC supported health surveillance systems. The policy and environmental indicators are from multiple data sources and measure several aspects of a state's ability to support the consumption of F&V. Each indicator can be measured in most states. Individual states, however, may have information collected through state-wide surveys and/or have policies enacted outside the monitoring period that can augment the data in this report and thus be used to further inform decision makers.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey