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Nutrition & Health

Radishes, turnips, onions and more vegetables

Variety of fresh vegetables


Report: North Carolinians should eat more fruits and vegetables

Dunn, C. and Creamer, C. 2013. Summary of the CDC’s 2013 State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables and projects across the state that are working to increase North Carolinian’s intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.


North Carolina Resources

Local Food and Health

  • Eat Local. Eat Healthy. (links to print version)
    Eat Local, Eat Healthy Brochure page 1 Tri-fold brochure developed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

    • Instructions for use:
      • Please print professionally. The brochure design does not print well on home/office printers.
      • To get a price quote, give your printer these Print Specifications:
        • Eat Local. Eat Healthy. brochure page 211 x 8.5 full bleed (this is the size of the paper, bleed means color comes all the way to the edge)
        • Trim, Score and Trifold to 3.66 x 8.5 (this means cut off the edges and fold it to finished size)
        • 4C over 4C (translates to – full color on both sides)
        • 80 l.b Matte or Dull Text (this is the type of paper — this is NOT uncoated, it is a coated paper with a matte finish as opposed to a glossy finish)

National Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Resources
    • State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2018 Highlights approaches to increase the purchase, supply, and demand of fruits and vegetables in states and communities across the United States. The report shows the status of 10 indicators of fruit and vegetable access and production for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report also highlights state successes and provides strategies for improvement.
      • North Carolina Action Guide on Fruits and Vegetables, 2018              This guide provides actionable steps that public health practitioners, decision makers, and agriculture and food systems leaders can take to promote a healthy food environment and support fruit and vegetable consumption in North Carolina.
    • Guide to Strategies to Increase the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables, 2011
      Includes information on promoting food policy councils, starting farmers’ markets and community-supported-agriculture, supporting community and home gardens and more.
    • Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
      We all know that fruits and vegetables add important nutrition to our diets. But how much should we eat? And how can we make this nutrition stuff easier, tastier and more enjoyable? To answer these questions, offers simple ways to add more fruits and veggies to your day. They offer expert advice, nutrition and storage information, shopping tips, healthy menus and recipes, kid-friendly recipes and healthy tips, as well as ways to save money using fruits and veggies. demonstrates that eating more fruits and vegetables does matter to all of us. It’s a great way to stay healthy and is a perfect fit for busy lives.
  • Delivering Community Benefit: Healthy Food Playbook

    Learn and accelerate best practices to promote healthy food access and healthier food systems.

  • Food Safety: How to Clean Up Your Act at Home, 2020. Safety, Health & Consumer Council. Learn tips for food safety at home.


Primary Contact:  

Zandra Alford
Extension Associate, Foods and Nutrition
NC State University
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences