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Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. 

Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you:

  • Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer

  • Maintain or reach a healthy weight

  • Keep your body strong and active

Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day:

  • Keep a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it.

  • Cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks.

  • Challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week.

Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun – and it’s worth it!

The Wellness Campus has nutrition/cooking classes available for children to experience creating their own meals and trying new healthy foods. Visit our website, for more information. 

For more information regarding diet and health, please refer to

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 

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