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Canned Food News - Fruits & Veggies Matters More Month, Healthy Aging Month
Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN
It’s Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month as well as Healthy Aging Month, and what better way to celebrate than to honor all of the great benefits canned foods can bring to the table. Produce for Better Health Foundation’s new President and CEO, Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak discusses why canned fruits and vegetables play an important role in helping Americans increase nutrient intake this September and all year long.

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Tweet ThisThe CEO of @Fruits_Veggies explains why #canned fruits & vegetables help increase #nutrient intake

Canned foods are: (Check all that apply)

  • Nutritious
  • Affordable
  • Packed in the most recycled package
  • Convenient
  • Available all year long
Clearing Up Confusion About Canned Foods

Clearing Up Confusion About Canned Foods:

 

New Myths vs. Facts About Common Misperceptions Like Nutrition, Sodium and BPA

There have been several stories about canned foods popping up in the news lately, which prompted us to give our Myth Busters page on Mealtime.org a little facelift. For your use and reference, feel free to cite the scientific facts and direct your patients and clients to these simple explanations of why canned food is nutritious, offers many low-sodium options, does not require preservatives, and most importantly safe.

Common misconceptions are some of the greatest barriers between consumers and a healthy diet. Just a few simple explanations from a dietitian or health professional can clear up confusion and help Americans feel good about choosing canned fruits, vegetables, beans, lean meats and seafood to help them achieve a healthy balanced diet.


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Tweet ThisUtilizing #canned, fresh, frozen & dried food can lead to a #healthy diet. Don't let these myths get in your way.

$10 Meals in Minutes

Recipe of the Month: $10 Meals In Minutes

It’s back to school time, which goes hand-in-hand with after-school activities, sports, lessons, etc., leaving you strapped for time and sometimes money. Don’t feel overwhelmed this year when it comes to getting a healthy meal on the table. We have a collection of ten recipes that all have one thing in common: they feature 1 pot; 5 ingredients; cost 10 dollars or less; take 15 minutes or less to prepare and have 400 calories or less per serving – literally counting down to healthy meals in minutes.

Enjoy these $10 Meals in Minutes that utilize the convenience of healthy canned ingredients to save you time and money, while still delivering on the nutrition.

Tweet ThisWant nutritious meals that save you time & money? These 10 #recipes cost $10 + only take 15 minutes!

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