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I would like to introduce my 6-month old baby fruits and veggies. For that I would like to have a list when are the several kinds of fruits or veggies in season? I live in Georgia. Where can I find such information on the web?Thank you

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Introducing a baby to fruits and vegetables takes care and attention. Some experts believe it is best to introduce veggies first, then fruits because many babies prefer the taste of fruits over veggies and  Read More

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What fruits can a diabetic eat and how many or how much?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

The foods that make up a healthy diet for most people are the same foods that people managing with diabetes should choose. That includes choosing a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. Fruits and  Read More

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How do you prepare Butternut squash & Acorn squash?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Acorn squash and Butternut squash are two types of winter squash. Acorn squash is a good source of Vitamin A and Potassium.  Acorn squash can be baked, roasted, steamed or stuffed. For baking, cut the squash  Read More

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I have found it more expensive to purchase and serve fresh fruits and veggies. I know it is important to serve my family these foods I also need to heat our home. Any ideas on how to inexpensively serve 5Aday?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

One of the great things about fruits and veggies is that all forms count! Fresh fruits and veggies as well as frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice all count towards your fruit and veggie intake.

One way to  Read More

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Can similar vegetables such as carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes count as seperate portions?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Of course! All fruits and veggies count towards your daily intake. No matter what types of fruits and veggies you consume, they all count. However, it is important to eat a colorful variety of fruits and  Read More

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Do you have any comment on the pre-made vegetable trays sold in grocery stores (vs. buying your own and chopping the vegetables)?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Pre-made vegetable trays are a convenient, quick and easy way to serve fresh veggies.  The trays in the groceries are made from the same produce that is available to you in the store-they’ve just done the  Read More

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how do you prepare acorn squash

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that is a good source of Vitamin A and Potassium.  Acorn squash can be baked, roasted, steamed or stuffed. For baking, cut the squash into rings, removing any seeds or  Read More

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Should I wash prewashed salad grrens before use ? Is it really OK Safe)to use them from the bag ?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

The pre-bagged salad greens have been carefully washed before packaging. It is safe to eat them out of the bag.

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I need a list of different fruits I can introduce to our middle school.

Friday, March 16th, 2007

If this is for a school cafeteria lunch program, we suggest introducing some fruits that kids may not be routinely exposed to, such as guava, papaya, mango, cherimoya and carambola if they are available. Try  Read More

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Hello – my 6-year-old will not even try fruits or vegetables. This is ironic as I am a vegetarian and she sees me eat veggies and fruits all day long with relish. I cannot make her try even one bite of anything except sweet potato and pesto, which we make together and in which we use peas and spinach. I can coax her into eating a creamed soup with spinach and potato, also, but that is literally it. No fruit, no other vegetable, raw or cooked. Bribes have not worked. Withholding dessert has not worked. She knows she should eat fruits and vegetables daily but simply asks for pesto every single day – then declares she is full after a few bites. Help!!!!

Friday, March 16th, 2007

First, focus on the positives-she likes to eat sweet potatoes and pesto (which you said contains peas and spinach)!  Next, remember that it takes kids about 10-15 times of seeing a food before they will  Read More

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