Pictured 6th from the left in the back, Lorraine Albanese (AOC) with Governor Lynch and other Wellness Coordinators from around the State. The Coordinators were invited to meet Governor Lynch and had the opportunity to speak briefly with him about what they are doing to promote wellness.
Department of Health and Human Services:
Staying Healthy with Fruits and Vegetables
Eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers - and can also help maintain a healthy weight.
Research shows that most adults know they need to eat five or more servings (2 1/2 cups) of fruits and vegetables per day. 1 Still, over 90 percent of adults do not eat the recommended 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 daily cups of fruits and veggies. And, 96 percent of children 2 to 12 years old fall short of the recommended 2 to 5 cups per day. The specific recommended amount for each person is based on their age, gender and activity level.
Tips for Eating More Fruits and Veggies at Work
- Stock your desk with a variety of bite-sized munchies for on-the-go snacks. Try boxes of raisins, dried fruit trail mix, individual cans or boxes of 100% juice, canned fruits such as applesauce, pineapple rings, pears slices, or peach halves. Don't forget your can opener!
- Pack a breakfast to go - add fresh or frozen berries to a low-fat yogurt.
- Use leftover veggies for tomorrow's salad, or add them to a favorite can of soup.
- Pack one or two fresh fruit or veggie snacks for the day. Try cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, broccoli, an apple, grapes or berries.
- No time to fix lunch? Make a salad at the grocery store salad bar.
For more information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle visitthe NH Department of Health and Human Services, Nutrition & Health Promotion page at: www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/NHP/default.htm.