Oklahomans Aren’t Eating Enough Veggies

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Several studies reveal that Oklahoma residents, among the most obese people in the nation on average, are also the least likely to eat at least five servings of vegetables four or more days a week. Of those surveyed, 52.3 percent report they consume the weekly minimum amount of vegetables. The national average is 57.7 percent. Among the most likely to eat plenty of veggies are Vermonters at 68.7 percent and Montanans at 63 percent. Vermont also leads the nation with the most farmers markets per 100,000 people (14.9) while Oklahoma is 42nd (1.8). Oklahoma ranks ninth in adult obesity and seventh in teen obesity. 

Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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