Did you know current recommendations are to fill half our plates with fruits and vegetables?

Half. At every meal. At every snack.

Many of us don’t come close to that. But for our health and that of our children, experts say it’s past time to start aiming for that goal.

September is Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month. Go here to explore the Fruits and Veggies – More Matters website, which is full of information on fruits and vegetables, and also offers meal plans, recipes and more.

Take the pledge to eat more fruits and veggies here.

And next time you’re at the grocery store, try something new. Pick out a vegetable you’ve never had. Have your kids help you prepare it.

Try sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries.

Aim to eat just one more serving of fruits and vegetables a day.

Together, we can improve the health our country.