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Nutritionally speaking, is there a difference between canned, frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Individual fruits and vegetables vary considerably in terms of the nutrients they provide.  Nutrient levels can be affected by growing conditions and weather, harvesting methods, and how you handle, store and  Read More

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Does Salsa count as a vegetable?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Yes, salsa is typically a combination of chopped, usually uncooked, vegetables or fruit, especially tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers.  One half a cup of salsa counts as one serving towards your fruit and/or vegetable servings for the day.

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My 8-year old son is picky eater and won’t eat his vegetables. What suggestions do you have?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Experts who have worked with children have found that sometimes you need to expose them to new foods 8-10 times before they will accept it.  Try involving your son in cooking, such as shucking corn or rinsing  Read More

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What role can I play in changing legislation to make fruits and vegetables more accessible to my children?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Several states are currently part of a federally-funded United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program that distributes free fruits and vegetables to children during the school day  Read More

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How can I start a Fruits & Veggies™More Matters program in my child’s school cafeteria?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

We have several resources that your school’s foodservice department may find helpful, if you would like to implement a nutritional program in your school.  We have two foodservice guides available.  The titles  Read More

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I’m a middle school teacher and full-time mom. What free materials are available to incorporate fruits and vegetables in our school curriculum and at home?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

We offer a number of free activity sheets, recipes and nutritional information on our website, http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org, under Get Kids Involved section.  Because we are a non-profit  Read More

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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