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One State Dominates in Healthy Eating

California claims 4 of top 10 metro areas with healthiest diets
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2017 5:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – All the hype about California healthy living appears to be well founded—at least when it comes to mealtime. A new report by Gallup and Sharecare, a digital health firm, looked at eating habits in 189 metropolitan areas across the US with one simple question: "Did you eat healthy all day yesterday?" The survey, which also looked at other factors such as stress levels and obesity rates, puts Florida's Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island area in the No. 1 spot, but the Golden State claimed four out of the top 10 rankings. Even if your paycheck doesn't put you in a high tax bracket, a healthy diet is within reach, especially if you live in an area that features community gardens or farm-to-table programs, a Sharecare expert tells 24/7 Wall St. The top 10 metro areas, plus the percentage of adults who eat healthy all day long in each area:

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  1. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla.; 75.3%
  2. Barnstable Town, Mass.; 75.1%
  3. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.; 74.2%
  4. Salinas, Calif.; 72.9%
  5. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas; 72.4%
  6. Santa Rosa, Calif.; 72.3%
  7. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC; 72.0%
  8. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, Calif.; 72.0%
  9. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Ariz.; 71.0%
  10. El Paso, Texas; 70.9%
See how other cities rank here. (The 10 best cities for vegetarians.)

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