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9-5-2-1-0 For Health!





Fill half your plate with fruits & vegetables for health!

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Half Your Plate concept from More Matters 

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Eating the recommended amounts of fruits and veggies is easy since all forms of fruits and vegetables MATTER:  FRESH, FROZEN, DRIED, and CANNED!

 How much do you need? Well for fruits and vegetables "more matters"!  Recent teaching was to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. But it is often hard to know how much counts as a 'serving'.  So while more does matter, and 5-a-day is catchy to remember, most school-age children need:

4 to 5 cups total of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day 

One way to get enough is to fill HALF your plate each meal with fruits and vegetables; and choose fruits and vegetables every day as snacks.  Filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables makes one Great Plate!

 Click on the thumbnails below to see some examples of Great Plates!   

┬╗Send us a picture of YOUR Great Plate!



Filling half the plate with fruits & vegetables is one of the key recommendations from the USDA; find out more at: