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Feed Your Kids a Rainbow

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5 fruits and vegetables a day

Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals important to growth and development, as well as a healthy immune system. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been linked to lower rates of diseases like high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. It has also been found that fruits and vegetables may also help your family reach and maintain a healthy weight. Fruits and vegetables are a healthy choice anytime.

Feed your kids a rainbow. Serve 5 fruits and veggies a day. Live Long Idaho! Eat Smart Idaho, University of Idaho Extension. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  • Be prepared. Keep washed, ready-to-eat produce on hand so it’s always available.
  • Be creative. Add diced tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, onions and mushrooms to sauces, pizzas, soups and casseroles.
  • Be a role model. Other family members are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if they see you eating them.
  • Don’t give up. Kids may need to see or taste a food 7 to 10 times before they like it.

Until Next Week,

Eat Smart Idaho, University of Idaho Extension