North Carolina Fruit & Veggie Challenge Month
May is �North Carolina Fruit & Veggie Challenge Month� and the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition is offering tips on how to include more fruits and veggies in your diet.
Did you know that eating fruits and veggies every day can reduce your risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease? Making sure to include a colorful variety of fruits and veggies in meals and snacks also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Yet, most North Carolinians are not eating the recommended number of daily servings of fruits and veggies. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend eating at least 5 servings of fruits or vegetables per day.
In North Carolina, fruits and veggies are available year-round for everyone to enjoy. Right now farmers markets, farm stands, pick your own farms, produce carts, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, grocery stores, restaurants and schools are offering produce at the peak of freshness.
Have you eaten any fruits or veggies today? Are you up to the challenge to eat more fruits and veggies? Take advantage of the abundance of local produce and take the North Carolina Challenge to eat more fruits and veggies!
For more information about the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition, please contact Allison Mignery, Chairperson at (704) 432-3468. Our Eat Right section provides tips, tools and resources to help you reach your 5 a day goal. Visit www.fruitsandveggiesnc.com for more info and resources.