Adults that report fewer than 5 servings of fruits/vegetables per day 2007-2009



How many fruits and vegetables should an adult eat on a daily basis? According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should consume between 5 and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This is equivalent to about 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups daily, depending on the amount of calories needed to consume for our weight and level of activity. Adults who intake less than 5 servings of fruits/veggies might be less protected against obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.