Health Minute: Fruits & Vegetables

Oct 6, 2020

You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Summer and early fall provide wonderful choices for fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables not only helps keep your weight in check, but can also lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and decrease your risk for heart disease and diabetes.

To increase your intake of fruits and vegetables:

  • Make fruit easy to access by putting it in prominent places in your kitchen.
  • Challenge yourself to buy one new fruit or vegetable every time you shop.
  • Avoid potatoes and other starchy produce if you’re trying to lose weight.
  • Try a vegetarian meal at least once a week.

For more information, visit the Penn State Student Affairs Healthy Living website at

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.