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Vegetables

How Much to Eat?

Now that you know why your mom always said “eat your vegetables!”, let’s talk about how many you should eat.

image of a farmer with vegetables

The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. In general, try for about 2 cups of vegetables each day. To find out how much kids should eat, visit MyPyramid for Kids.

Be sure to vary your veggies! Choosing a variety of vegetables will help you get the nutrients your body needs.

MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns Chart

Learn more about how to buy and store foods from this food group.