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The Facts—The Promise

Moving in the Right Direction

N.C. in 2001

N.C. in 2007

Adults getting the recommended amount* of physical activity42.4%44.0%

* Moderate physical activity for 30 or more minutes per day, five or more days per week OR vigorous physical activity for 20 or more minutes per day, three or more days per week

More Mothers are Breastfeeding *

Mothers who initiated breastfeeding52.6%61.1%
 
Infants breastfed for at least six months16.6%20.6%

* Limited to mothers and infants enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Fruits and Vegetables—Improvement Needed

Adults getting 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables per day25.2%21.6%


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