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Fun Holiday – Eat Your Vegetables Day

Whether you love your veggies or can’t stand them, you should celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17. Why, you ask? Because the doctor says so, and because vegetables are delicious!

Two boys enjoying their vegetables on Eat Your Vegetables Day.
Veggies can be colorful, tasty, and fun.
Veggies can be colorful, tasty, and fun.
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If you can’t stand greens and veggies on your plate at a meal, maybe it is time to start today. Vegetables are healthy and full of vitamins, phytonutrients, fiber, and minerals. Eating vegetables every day can help reduce the risk of a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some types of cancers. Doctors around the world recommend that people eat at least five portion or servings of vegetables during the day.

How to Celebrate?

This is an easy day to celebrate. Eat up your veggies today and make a resolution to add more greens and vegetables to your diet in the future. Here are some more ways you can celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day:

  • Visit your local farmer’s market and get some locally grown produce.
  • Prepare all your favorite veggies for all your meals.
  • Make your desserts using veggies.
  • Have at least five vegetables today.

Did You Know…

…that onions are the world's most widely used vegetable?

Eat Your Vegetables Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Eat Your Vegetables Day Observances
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