Outcomes Dietary intake

Adolescents: Average daily frequency of fruit consumption


Average number of times per day adolescents (12-17 years) reported consuming fruit. Data were collected from Global School-based Student Health Surveys where adolescents were asked “during the past 30 days, how many times per day do you usually eat fruit?"


Adolescence is a formative time period of increasing independence where personal dietary habits and preferences are formed that may persist into adulthood. The WHO recommends daily consumption of 400 grams fruits and vegetables (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/healthy-diet).