Apples account for 29% of fruit consumed by US kids, study finds

The Los Angeles Times reports that apples account for 29 percent of the fruit consumed by children and teens in the United States, “according to a study published by the journal Pediatrics.” The study revealed that nearly “two-thirds of that is eaten as whole apples, and one-third is sipped as 100% apple juice.”

The study examined 3,129 youth who participated in the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics conducted the study.

Reuters reports that the study showed that whole fruit consumption increased by 67 percent between 2003 and 2010, but children still do not get the recommended amount of fruit or vegetables per day.

On average, children were found to eat 1.25 cups of fruit per day.

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