Recession Takes Toll on Produce Intake

Produce For Better Health Foundation's fourth annual moms survey found that mothers are including fewer fruits and vegetables in their families' diets since the recession came into full swing. It is the survey's first year noting a decrease in fruit and vegetable consumption. Reported fruit consumption has dropped 12% since a year ago, and vegetable consumption is down 6%. The survey

WILMINGTON, Del. — Produce For Better Health Foundation's fourth annual moms survey found that mothers are including fewer fruits and vegetables in their families' diets since the recession came into full swing. It is the survey's first year noting a decrease in fruit and vegetable consumption.

Reported fruit consumption has dropped 12% since a year ago, and vegetable consumption is down 6%. The survey points to the nation's current economic recession for the negative impact on

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