Fruits and Vegetables

Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Be sure to include red, orange, and dark green vegetables and legumes (beans and peas). Each fruit and vegetable provides different nutrients, making it important to eat many different fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables reduces risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, and may be protective against certain types of cancer.

Fruits and vegetables are:

  • High in vitamins, minerals, and fiber
  • Low in calories

Here are some ways to eat more fruits and vegetables:

  • Keep fruits and vegetables on hand to snack on
  • Make salad part of your dinner routine
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

The current WIC food package includes fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. Choose seasonal fruits and vegetables to save money. Find out if your local Farmers Market takes your WIC vouchers. For more information on the WIC food package go to WIC Food Packages.


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