Content tagged "enjoy more fruits and vegetables"

Growing Strong and Healthy: How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Food Environment at Home

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 10, 2016

With busy schedules it’s often a challenge to find time to plan meals, feed the family and still get our to-do lists completed.  The simplicity of fast-food...

The Top Foods to Swap, Substitute, Shrink, or Sneak-in to Reduce Added Sugars and Solid Fats in Your Diet

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 28, 2015

Authors: Marcel Horowitz, MS, CHES, Christie Hedrick, BS, Angela Asch, BS, Sonia Fernandez, BS, & Katie Churchill, BS, University of California Cooperative...

What is Nutrient Density?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Author: Ingrid K. Adams, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kentucky Cooperative Extension System, University of KentuckyYou may have heard the term "nutrient dense."...

A Rainbow of Vegetables and Fruits In Every Lunch

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

 The easiest way to add color to lunches is with fruits and vegetables.Author: Jamie Goffena, M.S., Food, Nutrition and Health Education, University of...

Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Most of us should eat between 2½ to 6½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day depending on age, gender, and activity level. Many of us, however, don’t get...

10 Tips to Eat More Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Want to eat more vegetables? Here are some tips that will help you to eat a variety of vegetables. FOR MORE INFORMATION VIEW Thirteen Fun Ways to Eat More...

10 Tips to Eat More Fruits

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 14, 2012

Looking to eat more fruits? There are many different types and forms of fruits that you can eat daily: fresh, frozen, canned and dried.   FOR MORE...

Health Benefits of Eating Fruits & Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: October 26, 2012

Fruits and vegetables provide important nutrients and fiber that help maintain good health.

Fruits and Vegetables, Fresh, Frozen, and Canned

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: October 10, 2012

The thought that fresh fruits and vegetables are always better than frozen or canned is a myth.Without a doubt, vegetables and fruits straight from your home...

Video - Thirteen Fun Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 26, 2012

  For more information on this topic, see the article Top "10" Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables from eXtension's Families, Food, and Fitness Area.

Environmental Changes in the School Cafeteria: How Parents Can Encourage Healthy Eating at Schools

Updated: July 10, 2012

By Rebecca Davis-University of Maryland ExtensionRecent news about changes to school lunch menus is exciting and long awaited, but many schools are still...

Cooking Methods to Preserve Nutrients in Fruits & Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 14, 2012

How foods are cooked can have a big impact on their nutrient content. That's because many vitamins are sensitive to heat and air exposure (vitamin C, the B...

Ten Things You Can Do Now to Maintain Calorie Balance and Sustain a Healthy Weight

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 02, 2011

Author: Ellen Schuster, MS, RD, Human Environmental Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri, University of Missouri Extension Knowing your...

Farmers' Markets: A great way to stock up on fruits and vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 04, 2011

Author: Rebecca Davis, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Maryland Extension Cities and towns, parking lots and country lanes; it seems as if...

Side Dishes - Straight from the Farmers Market

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 03, 2011

Author: Shewana Hairston, Family and Consumer Science Agent, Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension Are you bored with your usual Fall side dishes?...

Top "10" Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: August 25, 2010

There are many reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES VIEW Thirteen Fun Ways to Eat More...

Safe Food Handling of Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: August 25, 2010

Here are some suggestions for handling fresh fruits and vegetables safely. Keep fruits and vegetables that will be eaten raw separate from other foods such...

Benefits of Growing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: August 18, 2010

Benefits for you and your family: Society and Community Environment Start exploring today!!! Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables Glossary Resources/Tools

Fruits and Vegetables - Fill Up With Fewer Calories

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: July 06, 2010

Managing your weight doesn’t mean you need to eat less food. It may mean changing the kinds of foods you normally eat. One way to do this is by eating more...

Cut Calories By Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: December 03, 2009

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is a good choice for good health and can help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Fruits and vegetables...

Storing Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 19, 2009

Healthy, tasteful food includes good quality fruits and vegetables. Buying fresh fruits and vegetables is the first step. Storing produce items correctly...

What are the Key Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat, low in calories, and cholesterol free. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of many nutrients,...

How Long Do Fruits and Vegetables Retain Their Nutrients

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Nutrients in fruits and vegetables start to break down after harvest. This loss of nutrients can be minimized by proper storage or processing. Frozen,...

Getting Your Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Children are more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables if they are exposed to them early and often. A common comment by many parents is "my child will...

Fruits and Vegetables - The BEST Snack Choice

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Because fruits and vegetables are so low in calories, they make great snacks. The pictures below show a 100-calorie portion for some healthy versus...

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