Fruit and VEgetables – youth

Why this is important: Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are important for good health. A healthy diet in adolescence is important for proper growth and development and can help prevent some health problems such as obesity, dental caries, and iron deficiency anemia.

Definition: Percent of youth in grades 8, 10, and 12 who ate the recommended five or more servings per day.

Data Source: Health Youth Survey. Washington State Department of Health. Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.


Getting better


Worse than Washington State


Differences by age, sex, race, and education

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