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Calculator and Visual Guide To Help You Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

July 13th, 2011

The vast majority of Americans are missing out on the essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that come with eating enough fruits and vegetables. Broad federal guidelines suggest that half of your diet should consist of produce because fruits and vegetables are proven to help consumers achieve a healthy weight and slash the risk of chronic disease. But to provide more tailored nutritional advice, the CDC has made a fruits and vegetables tool that calculates how many cups of produce you need based on age, sex, and level of physical activity.  Download the visual guide or see more examples to see what counts as a cup. You might be surprised with how much produce your body needs (and deserves)!

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