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Good morning,can I consider these industrial juices( Minute Maid, Tropicana… ) at supermarket shelfs as a fruit portion ? Thanks

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

All forms—fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice—count towards your daily fruits and vegetable recommendation. Choose fruits juices that contain 100% juice. While consuming 100% juice is  Read More

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how do i fight impotence with fruits and vegetables?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

There current is minimal substantial research that links fruit and vegetable consumption with curing impotence. Contact your physician to learn how to control impotence. Fruits and veggies all offer a  Read More

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What is the truth about Soy isolate.Is this safe to eat?

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Soy isolate/soy protein is a dry powder food ingredient that has been separated or isolated from the other components of the soybeans and is safe to eat. Soy isolate/soy protein is often used as a meat  Read More

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A nurse went to a conference and got a wheel that gives all the fruits and veggies and their nutrition. Is there anyway we can get several of those to give to our Care Coordination clients who are pregnant and we need to get them eating healthy?

Friday, March 23rd, 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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I am on the education committee for a religious school (grades K-7). I would like to have a nutritional snack policy for the school and recommended snacks for the parents to bring in each week. Can you lead me in the right direction?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The USDA has just created new recommendations for school lunches. The easiest recommendation you can make for parents is to focus their snacks around fruits and veggies! By making fruits and vegetables the  Read More

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Does your company use pesticides on your crops, and do you use hybrid genetically altered seeds for growing the broccoli?

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health. The  Read More

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Are kidney beans or black beans better for you?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

In general, beans a good source of fiber, B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium! Kidney beans and black beans—as well as all forms and varieties of fruits and vegetables—are equally as  Read More

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how do i find out how much produce/money people throw away each year. Ie; when produce spoils before eaten and then has to be thrown out.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Good question! According to EPA, food waste is the single largest component of trash. In our own 2012 PBH Research, 35% and 17% say they throw out no fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, respectively. 63% and  Read More

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I cant access the fruit and veggie coloring pages. I get a forbidden access warning.

Monday, March 12th, 2012

I am not sure why you would get this warning, but depending on where you are opening these pages (i.e. in an office setting or on a school computer), there might be a restriction. Try opening them on a personal computer and try out our P.A.C.K activity pages!

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I am having a hard time getting enough vegetables in my diet because I am on Warfarin and I am only allowed 1 C. of green vegetables a week. I am forced to eat corn, cauliflower, and carrots whick I love but it gets very tiresome. Do you have any suggestions?

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

In general, green leafy vegetables and some vegetable oils (soybean, cottonseed, canola, and olive) are major contributors of dietary vitamin K. Search the USDA food composition database or view a list of  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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