5-A-Day - For Complete Nutrition
The 5 A Day for Better Health Program gives Americans a simple,
positive message-eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day for
better health. The program is jointly sponsored by the National Cancer Institute
in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Produce for Better
Health Foundation, a nonprofit consumer education foundation representing the
fruit and vegetable industry. The National Cancer Institute funds behavior
change and communications research to determine strategies that are effective to
increase fruit and vegetable consumption.
The program objectives are simple:
- To increase public awareness of the importance of eating 5 or more
servings of fruits and vegetables every day for better health; and
- To provide consumers with specific information about how to include more
servings of fruits and vegetables into daily eating patterns.
5 Easy Ways to 5 A Day!
- Have a fruit or juice at breakfast daily.
- Have a fruit or vegetable snack each day.
- Stock up on dried, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables.
- Make it visible.
- Microwave vegetables for dinner.
Quick and Easy Tips
- Microwave fruits and vegetables.
- Treat yourself to a delicious fruit desert.
- Spice up your vegetable dish with your favorite spices.
- Put fresh fruit or 100% fruit juice in your child's lunch box.
5 A Day Recipes
Last Editorial Review: 7/18/2007
Growing up you've been told to eat your greens, but what about your reds,
oranges, yellows and blues? This spring, 5 A Day for Better Health encourages
Americans to "Sample the Spectrum" of the colorful fruits and
vegetables available this season. By putting something of every color on your
plate or in your lunch bag, you are more likely to eat at least 5 servings of
fruits and vegetables every day. Just think: 1 cup of dark, leafy GREENS,
½ cup of RED tomatoes, ½ cup of YELLOW
peppers, 6 oz. ORANGE juice and ½ cup of BLUEberries.
And you have 5 A Day! It's quite simple when you Sample the Spectrum.
Portions of the above information has been provided with the kind permission of the 5-A-Day Nutrition Program.Source: http://www.5aday.gov)