Teenagers are shown to not eat enough fruits and vegetables a recent new study has shown. They are choosing cheaper foods to solve their hunger while at school and at home. The required amount that teens should have each day is not being met by teenagers of all ages. There is a program at schools, where they include healthy foods with the lunch program, but a lot of teenagers aren’t participating in that lunch program at school.
- An analysis shows that most teenagers aren’t getting the right amount of fruits of vegetables.
- Most may opt out of having fruits and vegetables for more inexpensive types of foods.
- There is a program at school that offers fruits and vegetables but only a small percentage participate.
“In 2017, only 7.1% of high school students nationally met the recommended intake for fruits and 2% met the recommended intake for vegetables, the report’s estimates show”