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Hi. I am on our school district’s Medical Advisory Board. I am looking for good quotable current reference that specifies how many fruits and vegetables children should be getting a day. I have looked over the CDC & USDA websites, but dont see a specific

You can find amounts needed on this site by clicking here. The recommendations are based on those in MyPyramid for age, gender and activity level. You can also view recommended calorie levels by age, and the associated recommendations for fruits and vegetables at

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