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P.A.C.K. Week Declared in Support of Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month
Date:9/13/2007

24: Pack Purple Day

* P.A.C.K. Week kicks off with the purple/blue color, since this

category currently represents just three percent of Americans' fruit

and vegetable intake. A kid-friendly way to "pack purple" is with

Welch's 100% Grape Juice made from Concord grapes. Just four ounces

of 100% Grape Juice made from Concord grapes contains an abundance of

natural antioxidants not found in other fruits, and counts as a 1/2

cup serving of fruit. Other options include raisins, plums,

blueberries and blackberries.

-- Tuesday, September 25: Pack White Day

* White, tan and brown fruits and vegetables such as brown pears, white

peaches, dates and cauliflower comprise this color category. Of

course, the most common white fruit - and one of the easiest to

pack - is the banana.

-- Wednesday, September 26: Pack Red Day

* Red fruits are abundant and include apples, cherries and

strawberries. Parents can also consider packing red veggies, such as

slices of sweet red pepper or tomato wedges.

-- Thursday, September 27: Pack Yellow/Orange Day

* While the most common fruit in this category is the orange, many

other delicious alternatives exist. Try baby carrots, pineapple

chunks, nectarines, peaches, yellow pears, or dried apricots.

-- Friday, September 28: Pack Green Day

* Green fruits and vegetables are the most commonly eaten, accounting

for 26 percent of Americans' fruit and vegetable consumption, so

choices are plentiful. Green grapes, green apples, celery sticks,

snow peas, sugar snap peas, or broccoli florets are all easy-to-pack

options.

"Eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables is important as part of a balanced diet," said Pam Gardner, Health & Nutrition Manager, Welch's. "P.A.C.K. Week is a
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