Incorporate Fruits and Veggies
Vegetables and fruit can be a filling and nutritious way to add volume to a family's diet without adding a lot of calories and fat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that people:
- Incorporate fruits and vegetables into every meal
- Keep fruits in plain view, either on the counter or ready to go in the refrigerator
- Eat fruits and vegetables in front of your children
- Challenge family members to reach fruit and vegetable goals each day and offer small prizes for achieving them
- Involve children in decisions about which fruits and vegetables to serve
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help individuals make healthy choices. The guidelines include helpful tools and resources, such as MyPlate, with recommendations for daily intake of Fruits, Vegetables, Protein, Grains and Dairy.