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High School: Nutrition

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), is a biannual measure of self-reported health behaviors among U.S. middle and high school students. It includes several questions regarding behaviors related to nutrition, including ones about soda consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, and eating breakfast.

Explore national and state-level data on those four questions below. Other data features on the site provide access to YRBSS data on questions related to physical activity, as well as obesity rates based on self-reported heights and weights.

Updated September 2020

United States 2019
High Soda Consumption
Students who drank one or more cans, bottles or glasses of soda daily (not counting diet soda or diet pop) for the seven days before the survey)
No Breakfast
High school students who did not eat breakfast during the seven days before the survey
Low Fruit Consumption
Students who did not eat fruit or drink 100% fruit juices during the seven days before the survey
Low Vegetable Consumption
Students who did not eat vegetables (green salad, potatoes — excluding French fries, fried potatoes and potato chips — carrots or other vegetables) during the seven days before the survey

* Race/ethnicity data for individual states are not shown due to small sample sizes in the population. Note: The CDC uses the term Hispanic in their analysis. All races are non-Hispanic.

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