This September, AAHP will focus on helping you and your family eat more fruits and vegetables! Through the Fruit & Veggies—More Matters health initiative, we will spread awareness about the numerous health benefits of fruits and vegetables and provide information and resources to help you choose and prepare delicious, nutrient-rich plant-based meals and snacks.
Making half your plate fruits and vegetables, as recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), will help you prevent and manage chronic disease. The adage, “eat to live, not live to eat,” expresses the profound wisdom of choosing healthy fruits and vegetables over unhealthy and processed foods. Poor diet is a primary reason for the high prevalence of chronic disease among African Americans, so African Americans can transform health outcomes in whole communities and families and make strides in reducing health disparities simply by eating more fruits and vegetables.