It’s fair to say that almost all of us could benefit from adding more fruits and veggies to our diet. But, when families are considering making improvements to their food choices, often the simple inclusion of these nutritional powerhouses is overlooked. So, this week Healthy Families BC wants to offer up a challenge to our readers…Add one extra serving of fruit and one extra serving of vegetable each day – that make 14 extra servings!!!
To help you meet this goal, below is a round-up of some of our best blogs on the topic. A good place to start might be with a simple meal plan to help you get closer to the Canada Food Guide recommendations.
Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults consume between 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. A serving is:
- 125 mL (½ cup) fresh, frozen or canned vegetable or fruit or 100% juice
- 250 mL (1 cup) leafy raw vegetables or salad
- 1 piece of fruit
Making improvements to your diet can feel overwhelming, so start small and build from there. The Fruit and Veggie Challenge is a great way to get the ball moving in the right direction. After one week, maybe you’ll stretch it to another…then another and another!