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Would you please tell me about: What are the useful foods for Diabetic people (type2)?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Fruits and vegetables fit perfectly into a diabetic diet. Remember that managing diabetes is all about finding the right balance between food, exercise, and medicine. Be sure to check out the American Diabetes Association’s MyFoodAdvisor for meal planning support.

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Hi there,In the worksite wellness online resource guide, it refers us to use the Fruit and Veggies More Matters Brand messages. However, I am having trouble locating the suggested brand messages on the website. Any help? Thank youJacqueline

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Thanks for your interest! Our brand messaging information is located on, our main foundation website. If you need further information about licensing our logo, please contact

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I want to put together a nutrition label for my sweet potato pies made from yams, can you show me how to set up a nutrition label for a yam pie? It has sugar, butter, eggs, pure vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and of course yams!Thank you

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Check out our information on how to read a food nutrition label. There are also commercial resources online that will let you set up food labels, usually for a fee. We don’t offer that service but we do have food nutrition labels available for all our fruits and vegetables.

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Is it true that smelling bananas help you lose weight ??

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

If smelling bananas makes you eat a banana instead of some other higher calorie, less nutritious food, then yes! However, simply smelling a banana won’t help you lose weight! Remember, the best way to  Read More

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wanted information on root veggies grown

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Root vegetables include carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips, rutabaga, yams, potatoes, celery root, horseradish, and more. Check out our Recipe Database for ideas on how to use these great veggies.

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What are the fruits to eat to have a regular bowel disposal?

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Virtually all whole fruits provide fiber, which is helpful for regular bowel disposal. Some of those that are highest in fiber include apples, blackberries, broccoli, grapefruit, oranges, raspberries, and  Read More

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Could you introduce some low potassium food?

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Those fruits and veggies lowest in potassium are: apples, blueberries, limes, iceberg lettuce. Fruits and veggies are typically some of the best sources of potassium, which most people need MORE of. There  Read More

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Jicama is it gluten free

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten free! Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Try our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Jicama!

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I am a cook manager at a Elementry school do you have posters or anything I could display, for my kids, to help encourage them to eat more healthy choices?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Our catalog also has lots of great materials for schools including our Half Your Plate from the Salad Bar poster (this includes the MyPlate logo) and our How Do You Measure Up posters are popular posters that brighten up any classroom!

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I saw a Bing Cherry Energy drink in the grocery store and there was a More Matters logo by it. Is this beverage considered a fruit serving? thank you!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Fruits and vegetables that are stamped with the More Matters logo are considered good choices of fruits and vegetables.   A ½ cup of this juice would be a good way to get part of the 2 cups of fruit  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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