III. Providing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The value of fresh fruits and vegetables has been recognized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued jointly by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and by the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Academy of Sciences. Consumers need to eat more fruits and vegetables for optimum health and well-being; about five cups per day are currently recommended for most Americans.