[In response to you saying that people eating balanced diets do not need to take multivitamins every day,] I think that's true--which means that there are a lot of us who had better pop that multi-vit on a regular basis.
-- Dirk Hanson
Dirk, you have a point. It is estimated that approximately two thirds of adults in the United States are not meeting their recommended fruit and vegetable servings.
However, people should be working towards a long-term goal of including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains in their diet, rather than settling for a Centrum pill accompanying a donut breakfast.