at way to combine good nutrition and
5 A Day The Color Way presents a gre
for your child.
the importance of eating a variety of
"There’s a Rainbo w on My Plate" introduces children to Friends. and
from the Dole Food Company 5 A Day
frui ts and vegetables every day, with help help children learn about grouping frui
Crayola® produc ts. The coloring book’s activity pages every day.
e of eating foods from each color group
and vegetables by color and the importanc
many of the vitamins, minerals, and phy
Colorful fruits and vegetables contain against the
lth and energy. They also help protect
your body needs to maintain good hea Many of the
the risk of cancer and heart disease.*
effects of aging, and can help reduce lthy foods
t make fruits and vegetables such hea
phy tochemicals and other compounds tha include all the color groups in your diet
also give them their color. That’s why it’s important to s. So, eat
h fruit and vegetable has its own benefit
eve ry day. And, within each color group, eac
variety within the color groups.
from each color group daily and try for
s 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables
The USDA Food Guide Pyramid recommend 0 calories a day to reach or maintain
G Children age s 2-6, women, and those who need 1,60 .
vings a day — 2 fruits and 3 vegetables
a healthy weight need at least five ser day
most men who need 2,200 calories a
G Older chil dren, teenage girls, active women, and
ts and 4 vegetables.
need at least seven servings — 3 frui servings —
G Teenage boys and active men who
need 2,800 calories need at least nine
4 fruits and 5 vegetables.
every day. Try increasing your family’s
Most Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables
get you started:
intake. Here are some suggestions to
G Add some grapes to your chicken
salad. It makes a more interesting san
ts from the
G Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the
counter for easy snacking. Include frui
different color groups.
G Add purple, red, or yellow pepper
s to your salad.
G Add apple slices or blueberries to
your pancake batter.
G Have berries handy to add to cere
als or serve for dessert or snacks.
list of fruits and vegetables from eac
Check inside the back cover of this coloring book for a for Better
a serving. Then check out the Produce
r group and guidelines for determining Day
colo .com for more information about 5 A
Health Founda tion’s 5 A Day web site at www.5aday
The Color Way and a rainbow of recipes
low in saturated
* Low-fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables and disease and some
Eat in Good Health, fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk
with many factors.
types of cancer, diseases associated