Campus and Community Outreach

farmers market

Try a Local Farmers Market

Farmer’s markets, farm stands, roadside stands, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer’s markets are becoming very popular and can be a great source for nutritional fruits and vegetables.

Live a Healthier Lifestyle

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Easy Ways to Enjoy Whole Grains | The Whole Grains Council

  • MAKE EASY SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitute half the white flour with whole wheat flour in your regular recipes for cookies, muffins, quick breads and pancakes.  Add three-quarters of a cup of uncooked oats for each pound of ground beef or turkey when you make meatballs,
burgers or meatloaf.  Stir a handful of rolled oats in your yogurt, for quick crunch with no cooking necessary.

  • TRY NEW FOODS

Make risottos, pilafs and other rice-like dishes with whole grains such as barley, brown rice, bulgur, millet, quinoa or
sorghum.  Buy whole grain pasta, or one of the blends that’s part whole-grain, part white.  Try whole grain breads. Kids especially like whole grain pita bread.

Things to know

Fruit and Vegetables

Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables

10.  Color & Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture … and appeal … to your plate.
9.    Convenience.Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, so they’re      ready when you are!
8.  Fiber. Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
7.  Low in Calories. Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories.
6.   May Reduce Disease Risk. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of
many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
5.  Vitamins & Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.
4.  Variety. Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety…there’s always something new to try!
3.   Quick, Natural Snack. Fruits and veggies are nature’s treat and easy to grab for a snack.
2.  Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel … some you don’t, and some grow
right in your own backyard!
1.  Fruits & Veggies are Nutritious AND Delicious!

Recipes

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Peach & Orange Smoothie

Ingredients:

13oz can peaches in natural juice, drained

5oz peach or apricot yogurt

7 fl oz orange juice

A little honey (optional)

Directions:

  • Place the peaches in blender with the yogurt, orange juice and honey and blend until smooth.
  • Makes 500 ml (17 fl oz).