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Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month Toolkit

The Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month toolkit offers information and ideas on how to promote the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables.

Review Date: December 11, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10 Tips for Affordable Vegetables and Fruits- (PDF)

It is possible to fit vegetables and fruits into any budget. Here are some low-cost ways to meet your fruit and vegetable needs.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

In recent years, the United States has had several large outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables—including spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce. Follow these tips to reduce your risk of contamination by harmful germs found in some fresh produce.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet

Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Find out why fiber is so good for your health.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Farmers Market Search

Find a Farmers Market in your area and enjoy locally grown, farm fresh produce.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fruit and Vegetable Calculator

How many fruits and vegetables do you need? A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. Enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity to find the daily amount that's right for you.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Search

Want to find ways to add more fruits and vegetables to every eating occasion? Search this database of 1000+ fruit and veggie recipes. You may search by keyword, food category, or food color.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Produce for Better Health Foundation

Grapefruit Juice and Medicine May Not Mix

Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet but it isn’t good for you when it affects the way your medicines work.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Growing a Healthier You: Nutrition From the Farm to the Table

This page features nutritional and food safety information, menu planners, and other tools to help you benefit from adding fruits, vegetables and other foods to your meals.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight

Learn about fruits and vegetables and their role in your weight management plan. Tips to cut calories by substituting fruits and vegetables are included with meal-by-meal examples.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits- (PDF)

Learn how to encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Kids' Activities: Fruit and Vegetable Fun for Kids

This page offers teachers and educators easy-to-learn, easy-to-do classroom lessons for teaching children that fruits and vegetables can provide cool fuel, help control their weight and may protect them from illness.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Produce for Better Health Foundation

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits

This poster lists nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits in the United States. Consumers can use this printable poster to plan for a healthy meal.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Nutrition Information for Raw Vegetables

This poster lists nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw vegetables in the United States. Consumers can use this printable poster when planning for a healthy meal.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Questions and Answers About Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup

Learn about the use of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup, names given to several different mixtures of vegetables and herbs being studied as treatments for cancer and other medical conditions, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. As you enjoy fresh produce and fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, it's important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition