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 many health problems — including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and some types of cancers.
Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month in September is a great time to spread the word about the importance of healthy eating, and to encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
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, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like eating enough fruits and vegetables.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add this Web badge to your website, blog, or social networking profile.
- 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.
By spreading the word about eating more fruits and veggies, communities, organizations, and health professionals can help us all work together to live healthier lives.