COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Remember when you were a kid and your mother told you to eat your vegetables? Well, she meant well so you could grow up to be big and strong.
For adults and kids today, make sure you listen to your mother because today is Eat Your Vegetables Day.June is National fresh fruit and vegetables month and this serves as a reminder to keep up this part of your diet.
Data from Subway restaurants shows the average consumer only eats 2.3 servings of vegetables per day and millennials eat more vegetables than any other generation. People in the survey selected Tomatoes and Lettuce as their favorite vegetables.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture changed from the traditional food pyramid to the current MyPlate model in 2011.
MyPlate depicts a healthy diet that focuses on: vegetables, fruits, milk or milk products, as well as whole grains. Food guidelines suggest more lean meat consumption, nuts, eggs, beans, fish, and poultry; and a diet that is low in trans fats, saturated fats, cholesterol, added sugars and salt.
In a Subway survey that examined the current state of vegetable consumption by American consumers, 84 percent of Americans are not eating the USDA recommended minimum of four daily vegetable servings.
The MyPlate models suggests that half your plate should consists of fruits and vegetables. So celebrate this day by eating your vegetables, it will make your mother proud!