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Why 5 portions a day of fruits and vegetables are recommended in the previous program? Is there a scientific study about this amounts?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake have changed over time as new scientific literature is published about the relationship of eating fruits and vegetables to health.  There are a number of recent  Read More

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what is a good dessert that a two year old will love involving apples and oatmeal

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Apples themselves make a great dessert because they are naturally sweet and juicy! For a two year old, however, a whole apple with peel still presents a choking hazard. If your child loves apples and oatmeal,  Read More

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what foods are bad for you

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

There are foods that we should eat more of and foods that we should eat less of. Fruits and vegetables are foods that everyone should eat more of! All forms of fruits and vegetables, frozen, canned, dried,  Read More

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good fruit and veggies are great! Out of season products are worth the effort. I live the Midwest. Can you advise when different products are in season?

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

With the wide varieties of fruits and vegetables available from all over the world, it is possible to find all types of produce year-round. Remember that frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juices are available  Read More

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hello I have always been a lazy cook and my children have suffer for that rason we are all over weight I have four children age of 7,6,4,2 and the oldest are over weight and my husband and I . I need help to learn how to cook because that is one of the bigest problems that I dont know how to cook and I just get lazy and I give them junk food I want to stop how do I end these habit and start good habits. Claudia

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The first step to building healthy habits for your family is to start with yourself. If you set a good example for the family by eating more fruits and vegetables-chances are they will too! Adding more fruits  Read More

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Do you have a chart of what is in season at different times of the year? Thanks.

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

With the wide varieties of fruits and vegetables available from all over the world, it is possible to find all types of produce year-round. Remember, fruits and veggies in frozen, canned, dried, and 100%  Read More

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Do you have any information on purchasing fruits and vegetables in appropriate portions based on the number in you family to avoid produce spoilage.Also, washing of fruits and vegetables – what is the latest recommendations.Any great web sites for healthy fruits and vegetable recipes?Thanks!Dodi

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

When purchasing fruits and vegetables, remember that all forms count; fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice. On your next trip to the grocery store, try purchasing the amount of fresh fruits and  Read More

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My daughter is 10 years old and odes not want to eat fruits and veggies. The few one she likes such as apples, bananas and grapes she brings back home in her lunch box. I always advice her that it is very important, but she refuses. My 3 year old son loves fruites, but now he is starting to not want his veggies. What can I do?

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

One of the best ways to encourage children to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables is to set a good example-make sure you and other care givers are eating them too! And while whole fruits and vegetables are  Read More

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I have heard to get a balance grouping of fruits and vegetables a person could divide them up by color. What are th color groups and how does it work?Thanks

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Fruits and vegetables come in a wide variety of beautiful colors. Eating a variety of colors every day provides the broadest range of nutrients. Different nutrients are associated with different  Read More

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Can you tell me if 5 a day is actually 5 vegetables & 5 fruits or a mixture from both totalling 5.Thankyou

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

5 a day referred to the total number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables combined that was previously recommended. With the new Dietary Guidelines released in 2005, the recommended numbers of servings  Read More

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