Put More Produce on your Plate!

Put More Produce on Your Plate

Tips

  • Aim for half of your plate to be filled with veggies and/or fruit at meals and snacks
  • Add veggies to sauces, soups and other mixed dishes
  • Stock up on frozen vegetables when they are on sale so they can be easily added to your meal
  • Prepare a salad or chop raw vegetables ahead of time, so that it’s easy to pack in your lunch the next day

 

Fast Facts

  • Fruit and vegetable consumption provides an important source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer (Reference: Statistics Canada)
  • Only 1 in 3 Canadians eat enough vegetables and fruit (Reference: Statistics Canada)
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption contribute to increased feelings of being full, which can help in reducing overall energy intake (Reference: Heart & Stroke Foundation)
Last Updated: 14/09/2017