Make smart choices from every food group everyday.
– Emphasize Fruits, Vegetables and whole grains.
– Use fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products.
– Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
– Limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Find your balance between food and physical activity.
Get the most nutrition from your calories.
California Raisins – The FUNdamental Fruit, a vital part of your diet!
The FUNdamentals – Lots More Fruits and Vegetables!
California Raisins Add up to More Fruits Everyday
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans single out some very important nutrients that Americans in general and especially children and adolescents are not consuming in sufficient quantities to maintain good health. Intakes of minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium; fiber and vitamins A, C and E need to be improved. These nutrients, almost without exception, are found in fruits and vegetables. So an easy way to be sure to get enough of these is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to 8 to 13 servings a day – up to a total of 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit everyday.
Because dried fruits with equivalent nutrients do not contain as much water as fresh, frozen or canned fruits, smaller portions of these count as a serving, i.e., 1/4 cup (about 1.5 ounces) of California raisins is equivalent to 1/2 cup (about 3 ounces) of fresh grapes. An easy way to take advantage of this is to include California Raisins in a variety of food preparations.
Spice Up the Dog Days of August with California Raisins