Healthy eating patterns among Americans declined for all months in 2013, compared with 2012, according to a Gallup Poll reported by the organization on November 27, 2013.

The disappointing news continues:

  • Healthy eating in June, July, August and September declined by at least three percentage points from the same months in 2012.
  • Healthy eating was at its lowest point since 2008 in Gallup trends.
  • Fewer Americans reported consuming the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables at least 4 days per week, compared with 2012 (with the exceptions of March and October).

Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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