Statistics and Indicators

Vegetable consumption (5 serves or more a day) – adults

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The 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends adults eat:

  • at least two serves of fruit, and
  • five serves of vegetables (women) or five to six serves of vegetables (for men depending on their age).

The 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends adolescents and children eat between 1-2 serves of fruit and between 2.5-5.5 serves of vegetables, depending on their age and sex.

  • Around 1 in 10 males and females consumed the recommended five serves of vegetables per day (7.1% and 13.6%, respectively).
  • In general, across all age groups, men were less likely to eat vegetables than women. On average, males consume 2.2 serves of vegetables per day, while females consume 2.8 serves daily. A higher proportion of people aged 50 or older consumed five or more serves of vegetables daily. Persons aged 60–69 years reported the highest proportion of those who consumed five or more serves of vegetables in 2014–2016 (17.0%). 

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