Change Community Habits by Adding More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet
In many urban and rural communities, the only places to buy food are corner stores, convenience stores, bodegas and gas stations. These stores may have limited options and/or sell produce that’s very expensive. Neighborhood access to healthy food is a growing concern. Lack of access has a profound effect on diet quality.
Eating 2 to 2.5 cups (four to five servings) each of fruits and vegetables daily as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. Even adding small amounts is a powerful first step toward a healthier, longer life.
This lesson gives guidance on how to:
- Add more color, crunch and flavor with produce.
- Embrace ways to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your daily meals.
- Take action to help improve access to fruits and vegetables for everyone.
Eating Smart With Fruits and Vegetables
Adding more fruits and vegetables to a healthy diet is a powerful step toward a healthier, longer life.