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Icelandic adolescents lag behind in fruit and vegetable consumption

The fruit and vegetable consumption of 9 and 15 year old Icelandic children and adolescents is among the lowest in Europe, and only about half of the recommended daily requirement, according to a study by the Public Health Institute in Iceland and the Unit for Nutrition Research at the University of Iceland. The good news is that this group drinks substantially more water and soft drink consumption has remained static since the last study, conducted in 1992-1993. A large part of the group, 44 percent of 15-year olds, has difficulties fulfilling their need for ion, as fish consumption is very low, and more than half does not receive enough vitamin D.

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