A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, important for supporting growth and development, and for optimal immune function.

Try It

  • Try fruits and veggies different ways and try at least a couple of bits each time. It can take 7 to 10 tries before you like a new food, so be open to trying again and again. It may end up becoming your new favorite!
  • Many fruits and veggies taste great with a dip or dressing. Try salad dressing, yogurt, nut butter, or humus.
  • Make a fruit smoothie with yogurt.


  • Add veggies to foods you already make – like pizza, soups, casseroles, pasta, rice, etc…
  • Add fruit to you cereal, pancakes, or other breakfast foods.

Slice it

  • Keep washed and chopped veggies and fruits in the fridge so they are ready to grab and eat.
  • Most people prefer crunchy foods over mushy ones. Enjoy vegetables fresh or lightly steamed, and avoid overcooking.

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