Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

September is Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month, which highlights the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for many diseases, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

If you want to increase your family’s intake of fruit and vegetables, but don’t know where to get started, here are some tips to get your kids to eat more healthy foods:

  • Use healthy dipping sauces such as bean dip and hummus that will encourage kids to dip their fruits and veggies
  • Set up a taste-testing so your kids have the opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables they’ve never had before
  • Encourage your kids to select recipes that incorporate fruits and vegetables and involve them in the preparation
  • Serve a salad and fruit on the table, so that produce is front-and-center at every meal
  • Make fruit a regular go-to dessert