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Monthly Nutrition Tips

What Counts as one cup Serving?

    One cup refers to a common measuring cup (the kind used in recipes). In general, 1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or 100% vegetable juice, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens can be considered as 1 cup from the vegetable group. One cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the fruit group.

The chart below shows simple ways to enjoy fruits and vegetable throughout the day, with corresponding cup amounts. Click hereopens new window to see more examples of what counts as 1 cupopens new window or 1/2 cupopens new window of fruits and vegetables.
 

Examples of Morning Servings
Examples of Mid Day Servings
Examples of Evening Servings

*1 cup of lettuce counts as 1/2 cup of vegetables

In addition to fruits and vegetables, a healthful diet also includes whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts, and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars.

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Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week the QuitLine is answered by bilingual (English-Spanish) speaking intake and counseling staff and TDD service for the hearing impaired.  Spanish calls may be routed to a voicemail during peak hours.- Stop Smoking (Florida Quitline) Call 1-877-U-CAN NOW (1-877-822-6669)

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Palm Beach County:
Florenzia Davis, PhD,MS,RD,LD/N
Senior Public Health Nutritionist

(561) 671-4000 x 4048

 


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http://www.floridakidcare.org/ - opens in new window The Health Care District has launched a new program called Vitahealth.  This is a low cost policy for residents of Palm Beach County who have no health insurance coverage or have lost their coverage for over 6 months.  Details are available by calling 866-930-0035 or on the web at www.vitahealth.orgTen-year plan to end homelessness in Palm Beach County - opens a new window

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