September is Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month

Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can:

  • Lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
  • Eating healthy can also help prevent obesity and high blood pressure.
  • Maintain or reach a healthy weight
  • Keep your body strong and active

However, many people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.

  • Fewer than 1 in 4 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits every day.
  • Fewer than 1 in 7 adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables every day.

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!

Courtesy of healthfinder.gov

Last updated: September 8, 2017

Last updated: September 8, 2017