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Fruits and Veggies Matter

Healthy Lifestyles, Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color”.  What a perfect time to make a commitment to add more colorful fruits and vegetables to your daily food intake! Do it for yourself and your whole family. The long term rewards are endless and you wouldn’t regret it.

Eating better today will help you stay healthy tomorrow. So be sure to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies and don’t forget to mix up the colors. Fruits and veggies are chock full of essential vitamins and nutrients and color can indicate which you are getting. Couple your fruits and veggies with an active lifestyle and you will be well on your way to a healthier, longer life. And who doesn’t want that?

Check out the following websites for more information about the importance of healthy eating:  http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/ and http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/.  Learning activities for kids can be found at http://www.foodchamps.org.

When it comes to fruits and veggies, more really does matter.   Include your kids in the planning process and they’ll eat more, too. Great for the health of the whole family!

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