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The Cost of Not Eating Your Fruits and Veggies

Touch the Soil News #773 (feature photo CCA 2.5 Generic) The Canadians have come up with a way to measure the cost of not eating enough fruits and veggies. The Canadian Journal of Public Health found that three quarters of Canadians fail to meet the Canadian Food Guide recommendations for daily intake of fruit and vegetables. Two years ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimated that only 1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruit and veggies. Here is where it gets interesting. The Canadian Journal of Public Health reports that the deficiency of Canadians in eating fresh fruits and veggies costs Canada about $4.39 billion a year. There is…

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ChooseMyPlate.Gov

Touch the Soil News #585 Starting a trek towards better eating is not easy. The USDA, however, has created a website that helps everyone get started. There is information about dietary needs for different age groups and gender. The site opens up with an overview of the five (5) major food groups and then lets you explore them. It’s a great way to start filling your plates with better and healthier foods. The website address is: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ Following is a brief video overview of the information and resources available: Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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