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Reach for the (fruit and veggie) rainbow!

It is common knowledge that eating fruits and vegetables is good for your health. But did you know that you can get greater nutritional benefit by eating a variety of colors? The differences in color of fruits and vegetables are caused by nutrients that influence their pigmentation. Use the chart and tips below to help you […]

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Tips to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet

September is “Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month,” so it’s a great time to talk about how to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet!  Fruits and veggies are very versatile foods.  They can be added to many meals as a healthful topping.  Many of them taste good cooked as well as raw.  Let’s explore some […]

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Resources to help kids learn about fruits & vegetables

Give your kids some hands-on experience in the kitchen, and let the Fruit & Veggie Color Champions™ teach them about the importance of eating a colorful variety of fruits and veggies. These colorful friends guide children on fruit and vegetable exploring adventures that make learning fun. Join the Champions as their escapades take them through games, coloring, […]

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Colorful Fruits

At child care, we include a variety of fruits at meals and snacks. We serve fruits because they: Add color, texture, and favor to meals and snacks. Provide vitamins and minerals for your child’s growth and play. Provide fber to help prevent constipation. Help your child learn healthy eating habits. Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes and […]

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Buying and Storing Produce

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They provide valuable vitamins and minerals. They can even help lower your risk for some chronic diseases. You should aim to fill half of your plate at each meal with fruits and vegetables. This tool can help you learn how to choose and store […]

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