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2011-06-02 09:45:00

New USDA food icon supports Dietary Guidelines HOCKESSIN, Del., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a replacement for its current food pyramid in support of dietary recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 to make half your plate fruits and vegetables. The new plate icon is sectioned off to show fruits and vegetables as half of the plate, making the recommendation easy to understand. "This science-based...

2011-02-03 17:06:00

Eating Healthy Doesn't Need to Break the Bank HOCKESSIN, Del., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study just released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service shows just how affordable fruits and vegetables really are. Getting the recommended amount costs only $2 - $2.50 per day. Researchers also found no significant difference between the average prices of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables. (Logo:...

2011-01-31 12:01:00

Guidelines Also Suggest Limiting Sodium, Added Sugar, Solid Fats HOCKESSIN, Del., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less sodium, added sugar, and solid fat, and fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables; the government's recommendations about what we should eat have been updated with a few key changes. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) examine the latest developments in nutritional science and...

2011-01-19 14:17:00

Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters! HOCKESSIN, Del., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research indicates that eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease. According to a new study from the University of Oxford and published in the European Heart Journal, people who consumed eight or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day were 22 percent less likely to die from ischemic heart disease than those who consumed three or fewer...

2010-11-08 09:30:00

New Data Shows Need for Increased Investment in Fruit and Vegetable Spending BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis today evaluates federal government spending priorities over the past ten years and finds that national fruit and vegetable consumption remains a low priority for the government, despite warnings from high-level federal officials about the impact of diet-related diseases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/PBHFLOGO) The Produce for...

2010-10-06 03:00:00

Yet only 11% of all fruits and vegetables are consumed at restaurants HOCKESSIN, Del., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data shows that mothers have steadily found it easier to get their families to eat fruits and vegetables when eating out over the past two years, particularly at fast-food establishments. In 2010, mothers reported it easy to eat fruit (25 percent) and vegetables (17 percent) at a fast-food establishment, up significantly from the 19 percent who reported it easy to...

2010-09-23 10:58:00

HOCKESSIN, Del., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data shows children under the age of 12 have been eating more fruits and vegetables since 2004. Children under the age of 6 increased their fruit consumption by 11 percent from 2004 through 2009, while consumption for ages 6-12 increased by 7 percent. The vegetable trend was slightly less positive, but still an improvement, with children under the age of six consuming 3 percent more vegetables over the last 5 years and 6-12...

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2010-09-10 06:25:00

A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds a majority of Americans do not consume enough fruits and vegetables. The report found that roughly one-in-three U.S. adults consumed fruit or fruit juice at least twice a day, a slight decrease from more than 34 percent in 2000, the health agency said Thursday. The highest fruit-consumption took place among adults in Washington D.C., where 40.2% of the adult population consumed fruit two or more times per day. ...

2010-09-08 17:36:00

HOCKESSIN, Del., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Produce for Better Health Foundation applauds the launch of the Lunchbox Winners produce program by Safeway Inc., one of the nation's largest supermarket chains. The program will be featured in 1,523 stores across the nation. The goal of the new program is to offer parents an easy solution for school lunches and snack ideas that are better for kids and easy for parents. The inspiration for the program came from Safeway's desire to support the...

2010-09-07 03:00:00

HOCKESSIN, Del. , Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September is Fruits & Veggies--More Matters Month and marks the debut of the new America's More Matters Pledge: Fruits & Veggies . . . Today and Every Day! The online campaign encourages everyone to pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables for better health and provides several tools to help ensure success. Every pledge taken is one step closer to being healthy for LIFE! Developed in support of Michelle Obama's Let's Move...