Most children do not consume the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables everyday. Fruits and vegetables are packed with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients such as anti-oxidants that growing children need. And establishing good eating habits, like consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables, early on may help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases in the future. To help get the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day, make about half your plate fruits and vegetables at meal times and include fruits and vegetables as quick, delicious snacks. To find out how much your child needs, go to: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=58.