An “A” goes to the WIC Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers program, which recently broadened the program to allow fruits and vegetables that previously were excluded.
A “C” goes to school food and restaurant menus, which are making only slight progress.
An”F” goes to the healthy food advertising category, since ads for healthier foods are decreasing.
USA Today has a story on this report, which also identifies the most popular of these foods. In case you were wondering, the top four fruits are Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, and Grapes. The top four vegetables, according to this survey, are Broccoli, Corn, Green beans, and Carrots (I’m not sure I believe this list).
And finally, New York City reports that its Food Stamp users received more than $200,000 in fresh produce coupons for farmers markets in 2010. That, at least, sounds like genuine progress.