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17.3
Comparison: 14.9
Unit: percent
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Teen Vegetable Consumption

Value: 17.3 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL State Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who ate vegetables three or more times per day during the seven days preceding the survey.
Why this is important: 
It is essential to eat a fresh, healthy and balanced diet in order to optimize weight and prevent chronic disease. Numerous studies have shown a clear link between the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables consumed and rates of chronic diseases, especially cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, about 35 percent of all cancers can be prevented through increased fruit and vegetable consumption. The USDA currently recommends four and one-half cups (nine servings) of fruits and vegetables daily for a 2,000-calorie diet, with higher or lower amounts depending on the caloric level. Despite the benefits, many people still do not eat recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. This is particularly true of consumers with lower incomes and education levels.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2009: 15.6 2011: 17.3

percent

Teen Vegetable Consumption by Gender

Female: 16.1 Male: 18.3 Overall: 17.3

percent

Teen Vegetable Consumption by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 15.2 Hispanic: 17.4 White: 17.3 Overall: 17.3

percent

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
View the Legend

Teen Vegetable Consumption

Value: 17.3 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Diabetes
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who ate vegetables three or more times per day during the seven days preceding the survey.
Why this is important: 
It is essential to eat a fresh, healthy and balanced diet in order to optimize weight and prevent chronic disease. Numerous studies have shown a clear link between the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables consumed and rates of chronic diseases, especially cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, about 35 percent of all cancers can be prevented through increased fruit and vegetable consumption. The USDA currently recommends four and one-half cups (nine servings) of fruits and vegetables daily for a 2,000-calorie diet, with higher or lower amounts depending on the caloric level. Despite the benefits, many people still do not eat recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. This is particularly true of consumers with lower incomes and education levels.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2009: 15.6 2011: 17.3

percent

Teen Vegetable Consumption by Gender

Female: 16.1 Male: 18.3 Overall: 17.3

percent

Teen Vegetable Consumption by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 15.2 Hispanic: 17.4 White: 17.3 Overall: 17.3

percent

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