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National Nutrition Month®
Now in its fourth decade, National Nutrition Month® serves as a time to encourage the public to become more knowledgeable about the food choices available and to develop sound eating and physical activity habits early in life. These simple changes can set you up for a long, healthy, productive life.

"It is time to get back to the basics," says 5 A Day coordinator B.J. Ratcliffe. "As Grandma always said, eat your fruits and vegetables. Start counting today." 

More Fruits & Veggies

B.J. wants everyone to know that they can overcome the barriers of eating at least 5 fruits and vegetable servings each day. Some of those obstacles include too little time, too little money, too busy to cook, and not being tuned into healthy eating. She offers some tips to help us learn to eat 5 or more healthy fruits and vegetables every day.

  • Eat a rainbow of colors
  • Try a new fruit or vegetable each day
  • Top a waffle with fruit and yogurt
  • Canned, frozen and dried fruits and vegetables all count toward your 5 A day
  • Add more fruits and vegetables to soups, salads, cereal and casseroles
  • Pick fruits instead off candy as a fast food
  • 5 to 9 and feeling fine

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Fit City Challenge  

Fit City ChallengeNeed motivation and tips to eat better and move more? Visit Fit City Challenge for tips to help you meet goals of eating 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day and walking 5 miles per week.

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