Statistics and Indicators

Fruit consumption (2 serves or more a day) – adults


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.

  • In 2015–2016, 52.0% of males and 57.7% of females consumed two serves of fruit per day. Fruit intake is generally highest among children, with three-quarters of those aged 5–9 eating enough fruit. This rate fell steadily by age, with persons aged 30–39 years recording the lowest rate (50.8%). Older adults were more likely to consume two or more serves of fruit per day than their younger counterparts.

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