Saturday, June 5, 2010

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Summertime and the eatin' is easy when you can graze your way through the stacks of fresh produce now available in grocery stores, at farmers' markets and, if you are fortunate, at nearby roadside stands.

Did you know that June is National Fruit and Vegetable month? Me neither. And, just in time, the federal government has issued new dietary guidelines for Americans to follow in selecting foods that promote good health. Not surprisingly, the fifth edition of the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" emphasizes a balanced, moderate diet that includes a variety of food choices, particularly grains, fruits and vegetables. For more information on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, visit www.usda.gov/cnpp/. According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), more Americans than ever -- 28 percent -- are adjusting their eating habits to achieve healthier lifestyles. The ADA national public opinion survey, Nutrition and You: Trends 2000 reported 84 percent of those polled said diet and nutrition are personally important to them. More information on the survey is available at www.eatright.org/ . Fun information for kids and teachers about the National 5 a Day for Better Health program is available at 5aday.com


And speaking of Fruit and Veggie Month, Out Of Office blog has a template for making your own garden markers. And of course this is the time of year for garden recipes!!! Like Tomato Pie, or Garden Skewers.

1 comment:

Lisa Sharp said...

I have been making green smoothies to get my fruits and veggies. :)