Fruits and Vegetables: Eating Better

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With all the reports about the increase in obesity among American children, it’s more important than ever for kids to learn to eat better. This week on Health Watch, we’ll look at ways to get everyone — including kids — to eat their fruits and vegetables.

Dr. Abhimanyu Garg, a nutrition expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Center for Human Nutrition, says it’s essential to teach children about nutrition so they’ll develop eating habits that they’ll carry with them into adulthood. If children are introduced to a variety of fruits and vegetables when they’re young, they may develop a taste for nutritious food so they’ll have better diets throughout their lives.

Next: Some tips on adding fruits and vegetables to your diet.


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July 2007

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