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All forms of fruits, vegetables can be healthy snacks

from AgAlert

As the 2016 election draws closer, there are plenty of policy issues all Americans can argue passionately for or against. However, there should be no dispute regarding the importance of consuming more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. In fact, the recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that everyone eat more fruits and vegetables regardless of form: canned, frozen, fresh, dried or 100 percent juice.

Editor's note:The above article refers to a coalition letter signed by more than 50 food and agriculture groups, including AFFI, urging the U.S. House of Representatives to expand a U.S. Department of Agriculture School Snack program to include all forms of fruits and vegetables. more

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