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Fruits and Vegetables

    Registered Dietitian Maria Ricupero shares tips on how you can ensure you get your seven a day
    Presented By Longo's Video provided to you in partnership with Longo’s.

    Fruits and vegetables provide us with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

    Canada's Food Guide recommends that you get half a plate of fruits and vegetables at your meals. This is at least 7 servings each day for most adults. Planning your meals and snacks ahead of time can help ensure that you include fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.

    ​One serving of fruits and vegetables equals:​

    • medium piece of fruit, the size of a tennis ball
    • green leafy veggies: 250 ml (1 c​up)
    • fresh or frozen fruit or cut vegetables: 125 ml (1/2 cup)
    • dried fruit: 2 tablespoons

    ​Are you getting enough servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Watch the video above to learn more serving sizes and whether you are getting enough fruits and vegetables.

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