National Nutrition Month 2021

March is National Nutrition Month.  The latest NCHS data shows that obesity estimates among adults aged 20 and over have almost doubled from 22.9% in 1988-1994 to 42.4% in 2017-2018.

Approximately three-quarters of children and adolescents aged 2–19 (75.3%) and more than two-thirds (67.3%) of adults aged 20 and over consumed fruit on a given day.  Almost 95% of adults and more than 90% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 consumed any vegetables on a given day.

17.1% of adults aged 20 and over are on a special diet on a given day and more than half (57.6%) used any dietary supplement in the past 30 days.

Water accounts for more than half of total nonalcoholic beverage consumption (51.2%) among U.S. adults.

For more information about NCHS, visit https://www.cdc.gov/nchs.

For more information on NHANES, visit https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

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