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THE COLORS OF HEALTH

Fruits and vegetables come in terrific colors and flavors, but their real beauty lies in what's inside. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases.

To get a healthy variety, think color. Eating fruits and vegetables of different colors gives your body a wide range of valuable nutrients, like fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Some examples include green spinach, orange sweet potatoes, black beans, yellow corn, purple plums, red watermelon, and white onions. For more variety, try new fruits and vegetables regularly. For more information click here !

Healthy Communities
Healthy Living

Nutrition Services’ vision for Alameda County is that all people are living in safe, connected neighborhoods that offer fresh, affordable foods, are choosing active healthy lifestyles and are engaged in their communities. We believe that vision is achieved by promoting and supporting healthy eating and physical activity through committed partnerships with communities in order to reduce chronic disease and improve long-term health. Following are resources that will help you adopt Healthy Living…for life!

My Plate

My Plate

In June, 2011, the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, was unveiled to help consumers make healthier food choices by prompting us to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. MyPlate, just like MyPyramid before it, is designed to provide information about what and how much to eat. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes fruit, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy food groups.  

Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information and keep checking back as new interactive tools will be launched in the fall of 2011.

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month (HOM) is a program that provides materials and resources to support increased access and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Each month a seasonal produce is highlighted along with shopper’s tips for selecting and storing the featured produce, nutrition information, healthy serving ideas, and other general information and fun facts.

Click here to view the family and community newsletter to learn more about HOM.

Farmer's Markets

Farmer's Markets

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the key ingredients for Healthy Living…for life. Farmers' markets offer a fun and easy way to get them. Most markets in Alameda County accept EBT cards.

Check out this list of local farmers' markets located in a variety of neighborhoods throughout Alameda County.

 

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