March is National Nutrition Month. Eating nutritious meals and snacks does not need to be boring! Adding color to your meals through fruits and vegetables, not only will make meals fun to eat, but also keep your kids healthy. Trying a variety of new fruits and vegetables is an enjoyable way to get in vitamins and minerals.
Fruits and vegetables come in a variety of colors, each with their own benefits. Vegetables and fruit are full of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A. These nutrients boost immunity, promote digestion, support healthy eyes, and help your kids grow. Adding variety to the colors of your food choices promotes the range of health benefits. Some fruits and vegetables to try are grapes, kiwi, sprouts, broccoli, bell pepper, oranges, radishes, and apples. What fruit and vegetable are you going to try this month?
By Emily Maus- University of Idaho Dietetic Student
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