What does this indicator measure?
In 2011, there was a change in how this data was analyzed. The 2011 state measure represents the percent of adults 18 and older who reported consuming the recommended age- and sex-specific amounts of fruits and vegetables per the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate recommendations. The pre-2011 county level measures and comparable state measure represent the percent of adults who reported consuming fruits 2 or more times per day and vegetables 3 or more times per day.
Why is this indicator important?
A healthy diet can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. The recommended amount of fruits and vegetables are based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate age- and sex-specific guidelines.
About the data
State Obesity Plan
Exercise, Nutrition & Weight
Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center