Christeena Haynes, MS, RD, LD, former Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Dallas County, University of Missouri Extension
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, vegetable and fruit consumption in the U.S. is lower than recommended. The guidelines suggest that Americans should increase their vegetable and fruit intake, as well as include a variety of vegetables in their diets.
Fruits and vegetables provide many nutrients and decrease the risk for chronic diseases… Start incorporating a variety of fruits and veggies in your diet by making it fun — for example, pick a color theme every month until eating a colorful variety becomes part of your normal routine.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few examples of green fruits and vegetables and the benefits they offer…
For the health benefits of green fruits and veggies, plus tips for increasing fruit and veggie consumption, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/
Also for St. Patrick’s Day, here are some tips to trim fat and calories from your corned beef and cabbage feast: http://missourifamilies.org/