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Health is on the menu for Gympie eaters

Green leafy vegetables are on the menu for Gympie eaters like Mirinda Grosse.
Green leafy vegetables are on the menu for Gympie eaters like Mirinda Grosse. Tanya Easterby

GOOD work Gympie - almost half of us stack our dinner plates with a healthy dose of fruit and vegies.

That's the stats according to the Department of Health's Self Reported Health Status 2011-2012, released this month.

The report is based on the health of residents in 44 local government areas, including Gympie.

The report showed that 47 per cent of Gympie eaters are in the green when it comes to the percentage of adults meeting their daily recommended fruit and vegetable consumption.

The figure was an increase to previous reports and sat above the Queensland average.

The report revealed around 15.4 per cent of adults over 18 ate adequate vegetables, and 53.2 per cent of adults ate enough fruit.

Topics:  fruit and vegetables health

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