Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
We can use Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month to raise awareness about the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances including Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month in September. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.
Visit healthfinder.gov for resources to help you raise awareness about childhood obesity.
- Add information about fruits and veggies to your organization’s website or newsletter.
- Tweet about Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.
- Host a community event where families can try different fresh foods while learning about healthy food resources.
- Add this Web badge to your website, blog, or social networking profile.