September – Fruit and Vegetable Month

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As summer turns into autumn, September marks the beginning of heartier seasonal fruits and vegetables. September is well-known for its bounty of apples, but don’t forget to stock up on bell peppers and bartlett pears. Knowing which fruits and vegetables are in season when you go to the grocery store is important. It means you will be enjoying fruits and vegetables at their peak.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive. We know eating fresh might be best, but we can buy canned fruit (in their own juice) and frozen vegetables. Planning meals around in season, fresh produce is one of the easiest ways to save on groceries. Including fruits and vegetables doesn’t have to be difficult. Adding fruit to your cereal, including vegetables to your omelette, eating fruits and vegetables for a snack and making smoothies are all healthy ways to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Eating healthy is something we can all do to reduce our risk of disease. Remember fruits and vegetables are good for you and your family!