September is National Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month! This is the perfect time to take a look at your current eating habits and determine if you could use a few extra veggies and fruits during your day.
More than 90% of both adults and children are not getting enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. The dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate Nutrition Guide are recommending to follow 2 simple suggestions:
• Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruits at every eating occasion (including snacks).
• Fresh, frozen, canned, and dried can all count towards your daily count. Do be careful with added sugars and sauces.
The actual number of cups of fruits and vegetables you need depend on several factors: age, sex, activity level. Check out the basic adult guidelines below for suggested servings: