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

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: State Obesity Plan

Measurement Period: 2009

Category: Exercise, Nutrition & Weight

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center

Reference Source: N/A