September is Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month
Most Americans aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables.
Research shows that fruit and vegetables are important to promoting good health. Yet, the majority of Americans are not getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables they need each day.
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases, including stroke, other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. However, it can be difficult for many Americans to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables because they might not be easily accessible, available, or affordable.
This month, CDC encourages you to take steps to eat more fruits and vegetables each day. To help you get started, check out CDC's 30 Ways in 30 Days for tips on eating more fruits and vegetables without breaking your budget.
You can also pledge to spread the word:
- Follow @CDCObesity on Twitter and tweet and re-tweet information and links.
- Include one of our fruit and vegetable badges on your website.
- Become a fan of CDC's Facebook page.
- Share our posts throughout the month with your fans and friends.
- Send our Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools eCard to your family, friends, neighbors and teachers.