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The 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends adults eat:

  • at least two serves of fruit, and
  • five serves of vegetables (women) or five to six serves of vegetables (for men depending on their age).

The 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends adolescents and children eat between 1-2 serves of fruit and between 2.5-5.5 serves of vegetables, depending on their age and sex.

  • In 2015–2016, 52.0% of males and 57.7% of females consumed two serves of fruit per day. Fruit intake is generally highest among children, with three-quarters of those aged 5–9 eating enough fruit. This rate fell steadily by age, with persons aged 30–39 years recording the lowest rate (50.8%). Older adults were more likely to consume two or more serves of fruit per day than their younger counterparts.

 

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The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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