WILMINGTON, Del. — The Produce for Better Health Foundation and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have teamed up to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables during back-to-school season. “Reaching children and their parents is critical if we are going to change the way people think about what they eat,” said Dr. William Dietz, Director of CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. “With obesity becoming a growing problem for children and adults alike, we need to instill healthy eating habits early on.” The groups have developed a kit of ideas and resources called “Explore the World with Fruits and Vegetables,” which includes print materials to use in schools, as well as guides for teachers and other professionals that are tailored to fit within existing school curricula. The materials can be found at www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.
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