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For the Love of Fruit and Veggies

February 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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For the Love of Fruit and Veggies

Fruit and vegetables are essential for good health. They are really really good for you. They give you vital nutrients and help maintain your body’s functions. And, if you eat a good variety in the recommended amounts, they may decrease your risk of certain cancers and heart disease. Others are involved in preventing eye disease or slowing the aging process.

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Holiday Recipes Starring Fruit and Veggies

December 20, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Meatless holiday recipes

There are so many unique and heart-warming ways people from all backgrounds come together this time of year. No matter your traditions, one common thing we share when it comes to celebrations is food; gathering with friends and family to savour a meal.

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How to Cook Eggplant

October 11, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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How to cook eggplant

Eggplant, the berry that eats like a vegetable. That’s right… eggplant is actually classified as a fruit because it has small edible seeds. Although native to Asia, eggplant is widely used in many parts of the world, including Greece, France and Morocco. It is available year-round and contrary to what you might think, it’s easy to prepare and can be included in many types of dishes. It provides fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to help keep you healthy and prevent disease. Cooking with eggplant is just one more way to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies. Read on to learn more and get recipes to try this week.

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How to Save Money on Veggies and Fruit

September 27, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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How to save money on veggies and fruit

Rising food prices affect everyone and sadly it looks like there is no relief in sight. The Food Institute predicts that the average price of food in Canada will increase by two-four per cent this year, adding up to $345 a year to your household grocery bill. When food prices rise faster than your income, something has to give. Unfortunately, a recent survey of Canadians found that 26 per cent of people cut down their purchases of vegetables and fruit over the past year because of price increases.

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Selling Fruits and Veggies: A Healthy Way to Raise Money for Schools

August 23, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Selling fruits and veggies: a healthy way to raise money for schools

The Fresh to You Fundraiser is a program offered in the fall that supports fundraising initiatives at BC schools while promoting healthy food choices. Seasonal and locally -grown fruits and veggies are sold to students’ family and friends, helping schools make a 40 per cent profit which, in turn, supports the clubs and programs kids love.

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