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How much fruit is needed daily?
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The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts are shown in the chart.

Recommended amounts are shown in the table below.

Daily recommendation*
Children
2-3 years old
1 cup**
 
4-8 years old
1 to 1 ½ cups**
Girls
9-13 years old
1 ½ cups**
 
14-18 years old
1 ½ cups**
Boys
9-13 years old
1 ½ cups**
 
14-18 years old
2 cups**
Women
19-30 years old
2 cups**
 
31-50 years old
1 ½ cups**
 
51+ years old
1 ½ cups**
Men
19-30 years old
2 cups**
 
31-50 years old
2 cups**
 
51+ years old
2 cups**
*These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, beyond normal daily activities. Those who are more physically active may be able to consume more while staying within calorie needs.
** Click here to see what counts as a cup of fruit.

Key Consumer Message: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
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Last Modified: June 04, 2011 11:12 AM