Outcomes Dietary intake

Adolescents: Average daily frequency of vegetable consumption


Average number of times per day adolescents (12-17 years) reported consuming vegetables. 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 vegetables?"


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).