Eating healthy meals that include fruits and vegetables

June 22, 2023

A meal with fruits and vegetables helps maintain a healthy weight and lowers the risk of diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Organización Popular Independiente, A.C. (OPI) provides healthy snacks to more than 150 children in Cd. Juárez with their Chefs en Acción program. Funded by the Health Foundation, children are learning to prepare healthy snacks and have increased their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.

“I like the food a lot and love the vegetables that they give me here.” – Joaquin, five years

The Chefs en Acción program also works with families and the community by providing events and activities that share nutritional information on plant-based eating to help promote fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

Click here to learn more about OPI and its Chef en Acción program.

PDNHF Priority Area: Healthy Living

To support efforts that promote positive behaviors to prevent disease including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and positive opportunities for youth.

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