Easy access to fresh produce, the number of nearby fast-food restaurants, the prices at the local supermarket -- there are any number of ways that where you hang your hat can affect your healthy-eating intentions.

And it's not just that the grass (or broccoli) seems greener. According to a recent survey, healthy eating really does vary from city to city, across the country.

The survey, released last month by athletic apparel company Russell Athletic and fielded by Sperling's BestPlaces, ranked major metropolitan areas across the U.S. based on healthy-living measures such as number of gyms and athletic clubs per capita, hiking and running trails per capita, percent of population commuting by foot or bike and more, in an attempt to name the Healthiest Habitats, according to a press release.

Some of the usual suspects -- west-coast cities known for their bike paths and farmers' markets like San Francisco, Seattle and Portland -- appear high up on the list of overall healthiest cities in the States. But when it comes to healthy eating, some of the results are more surprising.

To calculate the ranking below, survey respondents were asked the following questions, according to a summary of methodology emailed to The Huffington Post:

  • Not counting fruit juice, how often do you eat fruit?
  • How often do you eat green salad?
  • How often do you eat carrots?
  • Not counting carrots, potatoes, or salad, how many servings of vegetables do you usually eat?

[Note: The survey did not quantify a "serving" of fruit or veggies as a specific amount of food. "Serving" is used here to signify a single instance when a respondent ate fruit or vegetables, no matter the quantity.]

Click through the slideshow below to see which cities have the healthiest eaters. Did your city make the list?

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  • 10. Seattle--Tacoma

    Residents eat an average of 33.2 servings of fruits and vegetables a week, including 10.76 servings of fruit, 5.66 servings of green salad, 3.16 servings of carrots and 13.58 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The Seattle area was ranked second overall in the Healthiest Habitats survey. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bryce_edwards/2360672546/" target="_hplink">bryce_edwards</a></em>

  • 9. Richmond

    Residents eat an average of 33.4 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 9.5 servings of fruit, 5.54 servings of green salad, 2.61 servings of carrots and 15.72 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The American Cancer Society recommends eating <a href="http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/EatHealthyGetActive/EatHealthy/fruits-and-vegetables-do-you-get-enough" target="_hplink">2 1/2 cups of fruit and vegetables</a> every day. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewbain/1569517453/" target="_hplink">taberandrew</a></em>

  • 8. Virginia Beach--Norfolk--Newport News

    Residents eat an average of 33.4 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 9.72 servings of fruit, 5.6 servings of green salad, 2.83 servings of carrots and 15.27 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> Only about <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/cdc-adults-eating-less-fr_n_711856.html" target="_hplink">26 percent of Americans ate vegetables three or more times a day</a> in 2010, according to the AP. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelwm25/2095422947/" target="_hplink">michaelwm25</a></em>

  • 7. Austin--Round Rock

    Residents eat an average of 33.6 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 10.29 servings of fruit, 5.43 servings of green salad, 2.59 servings of carrots and 15.33 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The AP also reported that only about a third of Americans ate <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/cdc-adults-eating-less-fr_n_711856.html" target="_hplink">fruit twice a day</a> or more. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuseeger/4852016302/" target="_hplink">StuSeeger</a></em>

  • 6. Los Angeles--Orange County

    Residents eat an average of 33.9 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 12.17 servings of fruit, 6 servings of green salad, 3.11 servings of carrots and 12.61 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> L.A. and surrounding Orange County placed sixth overall on the Healthiest Habitats list. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/channone/2621081911/" target="_hplink">channone</a></em>

  • 5. Washington--Arlington--Alexandria

    Residents eat an average of 34.6 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 11 servings of fruit, 5.92 servings of green salad, 2.92 servings of carrots and 14.72 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The capital and surrounding areas clocked in at eighth overall on the Healthiest Habitats list. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34652102@N04/4489917587/" target="_hplink">Randy Pertiet</a></em>

  • 4. San Diego--Carlsbad--San Marcos

    Residents eat an average of 34.7 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 12.27 servings of fruit, 5.97 servings of green salad, 3.22 servings of carrots and 13.28 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The area is ranked fourth overall on the Healthiest Habitats list. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tostie14/34664819/" target="_hplink">Tostie14</a></em>

  • 3. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville

    Residents eat an average of 34.9 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 11.8 servings of fruit, 5.67 servings of green salad, 3.1 servings of carrots and 14.37 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The area ranks second behind Portland only when it comes to people who commute to work by bike. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papalars/2986863826/" target="_hplink">papalars</a></em>

  • 2. New York--Newark--Long Island

    Residents eat an average of 35.3 servings of fruits and vegetables, including 11.79 servings of fruit, 7.17 servings of green salad, 3.17 servings of carrots and 13.13 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The Big Apple tops the list when it comes to residents who commute to work on foot or by bike. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncle-leo/5555058083/" target="_hplink">Leo-setä</a></em>

  • 1. San Francisco--Oakland

    Residents eat an average of 36.9 servings of fruit and vegetables a week, including 12.52 servings of fruit, 6.22 servings of green salad, 3.19 servings of carrots and 14.95 servings of other vegetables. <br><br> The area is not only home to the healthiest eaters, it tops the list as the overal Healthiest Habitat. <br><br> <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffgunn/6663234085/" target="_hplink">jeffgunn</a></em>

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