Kudos to parents who succeed in getting their kids to eat fruits and vegetables! Sneaking them into sauces, pasta dishes and casseroles is one way – and certainly better than nothing – but why not feature these healthy foods front and center in fun and appealing ways? Adults need fruits and vegetables too so these tips for highlighting fruits can be applied to the whole family:
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Q: How much fruit is recommended per day for most age groups?
A: About 1 1/2 to 2 cups, but may vary due to activity level.
Q: How can you get the most out of a fruits flavor and texture?
A. Buy it fresh and in-season and consume according to storage guidelines
Q: What are some ways to make fruit attractive, easy and convenient?
A: Prepare fruit snacks such as a small bowl of grapes, cut up cantaloupe, apple slices (with lemon juice) ahead of time and put them in the center of the refrigerator where they can be seen. Prepare a bowl of fresh fruit to place in the center of your kitchen so you will see it as you enter and leave.
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