Planning a healthy Thanksgiving menu doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the amazing flavors of fall. This Thanksgiving, boost the health potential of your holiday meal with colorful and seasonal vegetables, beans, whole grains, fruits and nuts. Many of these plant-based foods provide cancer-fighting fibers, vitamins A and C and protective phytochemicals.
Leaves are falling from the trees, colors are changing, the air is crisp and cool, and its finally sweater weather! Fall harvest is here and local farmers markets across the country are offering delicious and colorful produce for the new season. From apples and pumpkins to swiss chard and kale, there are plenty of fun fall crops to try. The farmers market is a great place to stock up on some new and familiar vegetables, fruits, and other cancer protective foods. If you are looking for new foods to try, looking for a fun activity to do with family or friends, or simply want to enjoy the season, the farmers market has you covered.
What are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?
Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) come together to release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines serve as a set of recommendations to help Americans make better choices when it comes to what they feed themselves and their families. By law, these guidelines also serve as the basis of all federal food and nutrition policy programs.