State health officials urge health eating

Sunday, October 2nd 2005, 6:20 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The state Health Department is urging Oklahomans to energize their lives by eating more fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity.

Health officials say poor diet, sedentary lifestyles and obesity are top public health problems.

Only 15 percent of Oklahoma adults eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

New dietary guidelines recommend that adults and children eat two cups of fruits and vegetables daily to prevent heart disease, cancer, obesity and type-two-diabetes.

The department is also encouraging community leaders to partner with grocery stores, farmer's markets and local farmers to ensure good produce is available.