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The foods we eat affect our health, bodies and minds. Eating healthy means filling half our plates with fruits and vegetables. As Champions for Change, we follow the “MyPlate” rules – or these 10 Tips to a Great Plate.
A good tip to follow is to fill half your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. The good news is that there are hundreds of fruits and vegetables, so it’s easy to eat a colorful variety. Fruits and vegetables come in many different forms. Fruits and vegetables may be fresh, cooked, canned, frozen, or dried. They can be eaten whole, cut-up, mashed, or puréed. And 100% fruit or vegetable juice counts too!
There are many ways to eat healthy at every meal and snack. We have almost 100 healthy recipes to help you and your family eat healthy all day and every day. You can also check out our Tips for Eating Healthy to learn how you can enjoy more fruits and vegetables at home, school, work, and in your community.
Fruits and vegetables help your body get the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and nutrients it needs to be healthy. They are also low in sodium and calories, and most are fat free. As part of a balanced plate, fruits and vegetables may help you and your family:
Why? Because it’s good for our health, bodies, and minds.
Everybody is different. Find out how much you and your family need in our How Much section.
There are many ways to get moving every day. Our Tips to Get Moving will give you lots of ideas on how to move more, no matter where you are.
Being physically active every day is good for your health.
We want to help you become a Champion for Change today!
Brochures and Tips to Help You Eat Healthy & Get Moving
Guides to Help You Make Changes in Your Community
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