Eating With Color
Add Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
|Green||Avocado, apples, grapes, honeydew, kiwi||Asparagus, broccoli, green peppers, leafy greens|
|Orange and deep yellow||Apricot, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple||Carrots, yellow pepper, sweet potatoes, butternut squash|
|Purple and blue||Blackberries, blueberries, plums, raisins||Eggplant, purple cabbage, purple-fleshed potato|
|Red||Cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries||Beets, red peppers, rhubarb, tomatoes|
|White, tan, and brown||Banana, brown pear, dates, white peaches||Cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, turnips, white corn|
|Orange and deep yellow||
|Purple and blue||
|White, tan, and brown||
Finding Fresh Foods
- Join a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). These programs allow you to eat in color and in season. Some farms offer quarter-share or half-share options, fruit shares, and eggs. You can find a participating farm near you on the Local Harvest website.
- Buy goods at a farmer’s market. Some farms participate in winter markets so you can buy fresh local produce all year.
- Start a home garden. It is economical and a great way to get kids involved.
Eat Right—Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org
Choose My Plate—US Department of Agriculture http://www.choosemyplate.gov
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Dairy. US Department of Agriculture Choose My Plate website. Available at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/dairy.html. Accessed May 29, 2015.
Dietary guidelines for Americans 2010. US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Health and Human Services. Available at: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2010/DietaryGuidelines2010.pdf. Accessed May 29, 2015.
Fruits. US Department of Agriculture Choose My Plate website website. Available at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/fruits.html. Accessed May 29, 2015.
Grains. US Department of Agriculture Choose My Plate website. Available at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/grains.html. Accessed May 29, 2015.
Protein foods. US Department of Agriculture Choose My Plate website. Available at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/protein-foods.html. Accessed May 29, 2015.
Vegetables. US Department of Agriculture Choose My Plate website. Available at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/vegetables.html. Accessed May 29, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/29/2015 -
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