According to the CDC, amounts of fruits and veggies recommended daily varies based on a person’s needs. Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may protect against chronic diseases. Color Your Plate encourages individuals to consume the appropriate amounts of fruits and vegetables daily, based on MyPlate guidelines. The first week of the program begins on September 28th and runs through the week of November 16th. Upload pictures of your plate, fruits, or vegetables and tag them with #eiumyplate for a chance to win a prize! Listed below are the themes and recipes for each week.
September 28th -- October 2nd
Week's Theme: Snap a Shot
October 5th -- 9th
Week's Theme: Make it Half
Recipe: Snack Sized Strawberry Cheesecake
October 12th -- 16th
Week's Theme: Go Bananas!
Recipe: Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal
October 19th -- 23rd
Week's Theme: Get in "Lime" with Nutrition
Recipe: Green Apple & PB Breakfast Wrap
October 26th -- 30th
Week's Theme: Healthy from my Head Tomatoes
Recipe: Tomato Mozzarella Basil Quinoa Salad
November 2nd -- 6th
Week's Theme: Veg Out
Recipe: Pumpkin Smoothie (no blender needed!)
November 9th -- 13th
Week's Theme: Get Leafy With It
Recipe: Microwave Lemon Garlic Broccoli
November 16th -- 20th
Week's Theme: Make it 1/2
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For more information, or to bring the competition to your hall, visit www.eiu.edu/herc or contact our Nutrition Promotion Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see our fruits and veggies parody of 'Worth It' originally performed by Fifth Harmony!