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.