Federal officials say South Dakotans don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, and state officials are trying to change that.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal officials say South Dakotans don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, and state officials are trying to change that.
The state Health Department is spending $24,000 to air 30-second TV commercials aimed at cajoling state residents to eat better.
State Nutritionist Kristin Biskeborn tells the media that data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that South Dakotans have the lowest vegetable intake in the nation. Health officials are at a loss to explain why. Mary Michaels with the American Heart Association says possibilities include poor access to fruits and veggies and a busy society that opts for convenience foods.
The commercial done by a Rapid City company uses a rap lyric to urge people to eat five fruits and vegetables a day.
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