September is a month for many new changes. The beginning of a new school year, the start of the fall season, every pumpkin flavored thing coming back to menus... Philadelphia Ujima wants you to make one more great change, by taking the fruits and vegetables challenge! September is fruits and vegetables month. While most are aware that there are benefits in eating fruits and vegetables, only 1 in 3 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits a day and only 1 in 4 adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables! We need to all make sure we are doing our best because the benefits of these foods are endless. In addition to making you feel great, fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obesity.
The Ujima fruits and vegetables challenge is a fun way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your diet, and encourages you to try new things you haven't before. Take it as the first step to a healthier you and don't forget to invite your friends and family to take the challenge with you!
Fruits and Veggies Matter.Org (A great resource for eating better)