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Eat Right With Color Campaign Launched For National Nutrition Month

March 4, 2011 by  

Eat Right With Color campaign launched for National Nutrition MonthThe American Dietetic Association (ADA) is encouraging people to consume a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables as part of its Eat Right With Color campaign since March is National Nutrition Month.

The ADA reports that Americans are becoming more interested in returning to the basics of a healthy lifestyle — including nutrition — and it wants to help by providing easy-to-use guidelines.

"Adding a splash of colorful seasonal foods to your plate makes for more than just a festive meal. A rainbow of foods creates a palette of nutrients, each with a different bundle of potential benefits for a healthful eating plan," says registered dietitian and ADA Spokesperson Karen Ansel.

The ADA's color guide for produce indicates that most colorful fruits and vegetables contain cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Natural foods that are green, orange and bright yellow have been shown to promote eye health while purple and blue produce may have anti-aging benefits. Fruits and vegetables that are red, white, tan or brown may help keep the heart healthy.

The organization also recommends adding whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy products to the colorful produce to round out a healthy diet.  

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  • http://com i41

    These idoits that also claimed eggs were bad for you year ago. These clowns must be getting their talking point from Big Mamee. Same ignorant group that claim a vegan diet is the way to go. There isn’t enough farmable ground to sustan the worlds population with nuts, fruits, and vegatables, or that can be produced. Fish suddenly had mercury and other junk in their systems. Noticed there was any mentioning of all the vegatable production and even chicken, pork production is vertically intergrated, owned controlled by one company. If the “experts” want people to eat a better variety, hope they will start producing their own. It would take care of the lard azz problem in our society and teach the younger ones, to do somethime else beside watch TV and act like idoits and become mall rats.

  • Steve

    We have part of the mental dificient duo running the country, trying to turn us into a Nanny State. The Moocher is running rampant over who eats what and to the extent that legislation is passed to buy what you want as far as coke and goodies. Now the ADA is trying to gag us by making our supposed free citizens to eat what they deem is the best for them. I have a Mom,I have a Dad.,I dont need a intrusive (mild term) government which is bent on destroying this country telling me what I can eat, drink or smoke. They cant even run the government and they want to tell us what to do. They should go on vacation, maybe Kenya and take the ADA with them. Please help this country and leave.

  • Bus

    I’m so glad we have a federal government agency that can tell me what color of foods I should be eating. I feel so much better about paying my taxes knowing to what good use they are being put.

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