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Adult Body Mass Index (BMI) in Windsor-Essex County, 2007-2012

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat that is based on height and weight. BMI scores classify individuals into categories such as underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese class I, II, or III. BMI categories are associated with health. Individuals who are underweight or overweight are at increased risk of developing health problems. Individuals in the obese class I category are at high risk of developing health problems, individuals in obese class II are at very high risk, and individuals in obese class III are at extremely high risk.

Vegetable and Fruit Consumption in Windsor and Essex County, 2007-2012

Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults eat a variety of vegetables and fruit throughout the day as part of a healthy diet. The recommended number of servings that individuals should consume each day varies by age and sex. Please see Canada’s Food Guide for more information.

While the minimum number of servings recommended for adults ranges from 7 to 8, many health organizations track and report on the number of individuals who consume vegetables and fruit five or more times a day. Because of this, the results presented below report on intake five or more times a day.