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Eating balanced meals, farm-fresh produce benefits families, communities, nutrition researchers say
Date:9/27/2011

to pick out something new to try at home. You might be surprised at what they pick! Let them decide if they like new foods."

Family time, dinner commitments, agriculture education and healthy eating are doable even for today's busy families, Fahrmeier said. Some things to remember:

  • Your decisions matter, to kids, to farmers and your community. There are vast health and economic benefits to the decisions you make about what you serve your family at mealtime.
  • Try a little local - small steps are all it takes. Choosing to cook one item that's locally grown is a great step. Try something familiar such as apples or watermelons and then expand your choices.
  • Fresh tastes better! Purchasing fresh foods that taste good requires less work to make meals tasty.


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Contact: Emily Martin
MartinEm@Missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia
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