MHealthy encourages eating more fruits and vegetables


A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer. Despite these benefits, many still struggle to get enough servings of produce per day. 

That’s where the Fruit and Veggie Challenge comes in. Faculty and staff can join the online six-week challenge to take steps to eat more produce. Registration is now open, and the challenge starts July 8.

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The Fruit and Veggie Challenge is simple. Participants focus on servings instead of counting calories, weighing food or measuring portions.

The goal is to eat at least 130 servings of fruits and vegetables over six weeks, July 8-Aug. 18. That works out to about four servings of fresh, frozen or dried produce most days of the week. Participants log servings in the program’s online tracker.

Throughout the challenge, participants receive weekly emails with recipes, videos, tips and more.

The challenge is open to active, benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their spouse/other qualified adult enrolled in a U-M health plan. Sign up for the Fruit and Veggie Challenge on the MHealthy Portal.


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