Lettuce Eat Greens: University of Illinois Researches Ways to Increase Veggie Intake

We hear ideas about how to increase children’s intake of vegetables, but what about adults? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 9 percent of Americans eat two to three cups of vegetables every day, per recommendations.

The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences researched ways to encourage adults to eat more veggies, such as using more spices in cooking. This was the first study to test this theory and determine which spices are used most frequently, or how they were used in cooking, to figure out the best way to get those greens.

The research showed variances among social and economic factors, among other discoveries – check them out here.

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