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I would like to know how to order the ”wheel” with veggie info on one side and fruit info on the other to distribute to some of my patients. (I saw them at our local health dept.)Thanks for any info you might be able to give me.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

These are available in our online catalog. They are called the Fruit & Veggie Produce Wheel. You may also be interested in our new MyPlate Wheel too!

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what could i start growing in my garden now, so that it can be ready for spring/summer season? How could i get my son involved in activites and how do i get him to eat his veggies.

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Our Gardening How-To Guide explains which fruit and vegetables should be planted for each season. Gardening with your kids is actually a great way to get them excited about eating their veggies! Our Kids  Read More

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Can you freeze fresh papaya.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

According to Clemson’s Cooperative Extension:

Steps in Freezing Fruits

  1. Select best-quality fruits; wash and sort fruits carefully, discarding parts that are of poor quality. Do not  Read More
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I am wondering if we can utilize the information available on the website for nutrition education handouts, if the website is referenced and provided to the public for free?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Visit our online catalog for products to use in your nutrition education efforts. We have tons of printable materials on our website as well! Depending on your clientel, our Supermarket School Tour Toolkit  Read More

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Do you provide stickers, tatoos, any other types of giveaways that nutrition educators can use to promote fruit and veggies to young children?

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Our online catalog has tons of products that can be used as giveaways! We have over 50 promotional items that are under $5!

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why are fruits and vegtebles nutricient ?

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

There are a wide variety of nutrients in fruit and vegetables and the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables are plentiful!

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Hi Elizabeth! I do not have a question, but just read your short article in a recent Giant Food publication on buying and eating more fruits and vegetables, and doing so within a practicle budget. I want to commend you for putting out the positive message that eating healthy can be done on a budget, and can many times be cheaper than buying prepared or processed foods. It seems like a lot of the information the media sends the public is ”we all need to eat healthy – but it’s going to cost you more!” I work in the fitness industry and am very conscious of nutritional and weight issues; I find the negative message of the ”extra expense” of healthier foods to be a crock that just discourages people from making changes, in fact. As a wife/mom who has striven (is that a word?) to make heathy meals for my family on a very tight budget, I have learned that cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients is the key to keeping the grocery budget low and just plain feeling better. I found your article refreshing and I appreciate your work in this field Thank you and keep getting the message out.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Thank you for your positive message! You may be interested in reading our About the Buzz articles that talk about the costs of fruits and vegetables and how they are affordable! Be sure to sing up for our Fruit & Veggie Voice Newsletter too!

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In the recipe, early morning breakfast parfait, it has 1 cup honey in the ingredients, but does not say to use it in the instructions for putting it together. Where would you put it? Thank you.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

I am not sure which recipe you are referring to, but try these 9 healthy smoothie recipes!

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A produce mgr of my store said certain veggies should be stored together and not with others/ same with fruits. I have a new fridge with a small fruit bin, and two large veggie bins–what goes where? Thanks

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Some fruits and vegetables will produce ethylene, a gas that initiates the ripening process. Ethylene can cause premature ripening in some foods, while in others it can actually cause damage. To reduce  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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