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.
Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month in September is a great time to raise awareness about the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. 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.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- 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.
By raising awareness about the importance of eating more fruits and veggies, we can all work together to help each other eat and live healthy.