Outcomes Dietary intake

Adolescents: Prevalence of less than daily vegetable consumption


Proportion of adolescents (12-17 years) who reported consuming vegetables less than 1 time per day over the last 30 days. Data were collected from Global School-based Student Health Surveys.


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).