Color Your Children’s Plates with Vegetables and Fruits
Did you know that children need 2 to 31/2 cups of colorful vegetables and fruits every day for good health? Unfortunately, most children are not following this advice.
This is a concern because vegetables and fruits are an important source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and phytochemicals, which have been shown to promote good health and may protect us from chronic diseases. The eating habits that children develop today are likely to stay with them well into their adult years.
A program is being offered to help parents encourage their children to eat more vegetables and fruits. The program is called Coloring Our Children’s Plates with Vegetables and Fruits. It is being offered by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
For more information, contact Lexie McGrane, Extension Educator in Dallas County at 214-904-3050.
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