State Rates of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Nationally, 37.7 percent of adults consume fruits less than one time a day, and 22.6 consume vegetables less than one time a day. Consumption of fruits ranged from a low of 30.3 percent of adults consuming fruits less than once a day in New Hampshire to a high of 50.8 percent consuming fruits less than once a day in Mississippi. Oregon had the best rates of vegetable consumption with a low of 15.3 percent of adults consuming vegetables less than once a day, compared with 32.5 percent in Louisiana consuming vegetables less than once a day.

Percent of Adults Consuming Fruits and Vegetables Less than Once Daily (2011)

StateFruitsVegetables
YMississippi50.8%32.3%
jOklahoma50.2%26.8%
CArkansas47.5%28.6%
wWest Virginia47.2%26.2%
RLouisiana46.7%32.5%
pTennessee46.3%25.4%
QKentucky45.9%25.2%
nSouth Carolina44.4%27.3%
XMissouri43.9%25.2%
BAlabama43.8%24.3%
JGeorgia41.9%23.2%
OIndiana41.6%27.3%
PKansas41.4%22.2%
aNorth Carolina40.8%21.9%
iOhio40.5%26.0%
qTexas40.3%21.8%
cNebraska40.1%26.2%
LIowa39.8%26.9%
oSouth Dakota39.6%26.3%
KHawaii39.5%22.6%
ZMontana39.2%21.7%
HDelaware39.2%23.8%
bNorth Dakota39.1%27.1%
AAlaska38.7%19.7%
sVirginia38.4%22.2%
xWyoming38.2%22.4%
MIdaho38.1%20.1%
DArizona38.0%20.6%
fNew Mexico38.0%21.9%
IFlorida37.7%22.6%
VMichigan37.3%23.2%
gNevada36.9%24.4%
TMaryland36.4%22.8%
WMinnesota36.2%23.6%
lPennsylvania36.1%23.9%
NIllinois36.0%25.2%
FColorado35.7%19.1%
vWisconsin35.6%26.0%
uWashington35.0%18.8%
rUtah34.9%19.8%
eNew Jersey33.9%22.2%
hNew York33.9%23.0%
UMaine33.2%18.9%
mRhode Island32.9%20.7%
kOregon32.0%15.3%
GConnecticut32.0%20.6%
yDistrict of Columbia31.7%20.1%
SMassachusetts31.6%20.7%
tVermont31.4%18.1%
ECalifornia30.4%16.5%
dNew Hampshire30.3%17.6%