American diets improving - slightly, but more work ahead

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It's no secret, for a long time Americans have had one of the worst diets of any developed nation. (WPVI)

It's no secret, for a long time Americans have had one of the worst diets of any developed nation.

But a new report shows some signs of improvement.

There's been an increase in the amount of whole grains and nuts people are eating.

And there's been a big drop in servings of sugar-sweetened drinks, like soda, lemonades, and teas.

The percentage of people eating an overall bad diet has also decreased 10-percent over the past decade.

However, the amount of fruits and vegetables people eat has NOT gone up - and sodium hasn't gone down.

The survey also didn't look at whether portion sizes have decreased.

One obstacle to a better diet is trying to make too many changes all at once.

Instead, try one small change every week or so, and give each one time to become a habit.
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