Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter, or in the refrigerator
Buy fresh fruit in season when they may be less expensive and at their peak flavor. Add fruit to sweeten a recipe
Buy fruit that are dried, frozen, and canned (in water or 100% juice) as well as fresh, so that you always have a supply on hand.
Make most of your choices whole or cut-up fruit, rather than juice, for the benefits that dietary fiber provides.
Set a good example for children by eating fruit every day with meals or as snacks.
Rinse fruit before eating them, including those you plan to peel (such as melons). Under clean, running water, rub fruit briskly to remove dirt and surface microorganisms.
Dried fruit make great snacks. They are easy to carry and store well.
Fruit is a treat that is also good for you! At lunch, pack a tangerine, banana, or grapes. After dinner, have fruit with yogurt or EFNEP’s cinnamon dip.