Misc

Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough.

Everyday…

  • Fewer than 1 in 7 adults eat the recommended amount of fruit
  • Fewer than 1 in 10 adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables

Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you:

  • Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer
  • Maintain or reach a healthy weight
  • Keep your body strong and active

Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day:

  • Keep a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it.
  • Cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks.
  • Challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week.

Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun, and it’s worth it!