New Poll Shows Many Kentuckians Not Eating Well

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Updated: 2/20 9:39 am
The newest edition of the Kentucky Health Issues Poll released by the Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky shows many in the state are not getting necessary nutrients in their diets.

The poll, released Thursday, shows four in ten (39%) Kentucky adults do not get the recommended daily amount of fruits or vegetables in their diet.  Additionally, half of those surveyed said cost is an issue when they consider healthy fruit and vegetable options.
The 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that half your plate for each meal should be fruits and vegetables, or about two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables per day.

KHIP highlights include:
·Only four in ten (39%) of Kentucky adults described their diet as healthy or very good.

·Just three in ten (30%) of those with incomes at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) report an excellent or very good diet; almost half (47%) with incomes above 200% of FPL indicated their diet to be excellent or very good.

·Less than one in four (23%) eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables each day; only one in ten (12%) meet the daily vegetable amount.

·Eight in ten (81%) agreed with the statement that it is easy to purchase healthy diet options where they live; however, respondents from the Appalachian region were twice as likely as people from other parts of the state to disagree with the statement.
KHIP was funded by the Foundation For a Health Kentucky and Interact For Health.
For a complete look at the poll and it's findings, visit
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