Recommended Cups of Fruits and Vegetables for Adults

How many cups of fruits and vegetables do you need? It depends on your gender, age, and physical activity level. For more information, visit www.mypyramid.gov.

When you think about your physical activity level, keep in mind that physical activity is moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity (such as brisk walking, jogging, bicycling, aerobics, or yard work) that you do in addition to your normal daily routine.

women
Daily Physical Activity Age Fruits Vegetables Total
less than 30 minutes 19–25 2 cups 2½ cups 4½ cups
  26–50 1½ cups 2½ cups 4 cups
  51+ 1½ cups 2 cups 3½ cups
30 to 60 minutes 19–25 2 cups 3 cups 5 cups
  26–50 2 cups 2½ cups 4½ cups
  51+ 1½ cups 2½ cups 4 cups
more than 60 minutes 19–60 2 cups 3 cups 5 cups
  61+ 2 cups 2½ cups 4½ cups
men
Daily Physical Activity Age Fruits Vegetables Total
less than 30 minutes 19–20 2 cups 3½ cups 5½ cups
  21–60 2 cups 3 cups 5 cups
  61+ 2 cups 2½ cups 4½ cups
30 to 60 minutes 19–25 2½ cups 3½ cups 6 cups
  26–45 2 cups 3½ cups 5½ cups
  46+ 2 cups 3 cups 5 cups
more than 60 minutes 19–35 2½ cups 4 cups 6½ cups
  36–55 2½ cups 3½ cups 6 cups
  56–75 2 cups 3½ cups 5½ cups
  76+ 2 cups 3 cups 5 cups

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