Salinas/Santa Cruz/Watsonville TOP National 'Healthiest Cities' List!

Few habits affect overall well-being more than a healthy diet, and the probability of eating well largely depends on one’s place of residence. The “2016 Community Rankings for Healthy Eating” report examines the wide range of eating habits across the nation.

According to the May 3rd report, published by Gallup-Sharecare, a partnership between the polling organization and the digital health company, 10 communities in California, four in Florida, and two each in Texas and Arizona have the healthiest eating habits in the nation. The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida metropolitan area leads the nation, with more than 75% of residents reporting healthy eating.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 25 metro areas with the highest shares of residents reporting such healthy eating habits. We also examined several other factors research has shown to influence diet, as well as associated health outcomes.



In its poll, Gallup asked metro area residents, “Did you eat healthy all day yesterday?” Dan Witters, research director of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-being Index, in an interview with 24/7 Wall St. noted that while health literacy can influence how people respond to this question, “most people have a pretty good idea of what it means to eat healthy or not.”

These are the 25 cities with the healthiest diets.

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