Join Be Healthy Berrien to celebrate Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® Month and enjoy the benefits of eating plenty of fruits and veggies. Fruits & Veggies — More Matters® Month highlights the importance of healthy eating – a diet rich in a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
Adding more fruits and veggies to your diet doesn’t have to be expensive — there are many low-cost (or not cost!) alternatives. Add chopped vegetables to pasta sauce, eat kale – cooked or uncooked, or replace your afternoon snack with a piece of fruit. And simple changes can really pay off — eating healthy can help lower the risk of many chronic diseases — like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Fruits and veggies are also delicious! This is a great time to try a new recipe that features produce — or to bring home a fruit or vegetable that your family hasn’t tried before for fun. Remember, good habits start early — especially with kids. Encourage them to eat lots of fruits and veggies to help them develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
To get started, check out the amazing farmers markets and farm stands that sell delicious food grown right here in in Southwest Michigan at www.BeHealthyBerrien.org/eat-local. Together we can help build a healthy future for our community!