Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk of:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Some types of cancer
- High blood pressure
Communities, health professionals, businesses, and families can work together to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Make a difference: Spread the word about tips for healthy eating and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
How can Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about the importance of getting enough fruits and vegetables.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Spread the word about programs that support local agriculture.
- Encourage families and co-workers to make small changes, like keeping fresh fruit or carrot sticks available and within easy reach.
- Motivate local restaurants, stores, and other businesses to provide quality foods made with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Last updated: September 5, 2018