Carolyn Bell, RDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
The Canned Food Alliance educates people about canned food’s many benefits, including nutrition, convenience, availability and sustainability. A research study finds that kids who eat canned fruits and vegetables, have greater overall fruit and vegetable intake, better diet quality, and increased nutrient intake compared to children who did not eat canned fruits and vegetables. In fact, kids who regularly eat canned fruits and vegetables, obtain more protein, fiber, vitamin A, calcium and potassium than others who skip their fruits and veggies.
Parents, Market Basket Food stores stock a wonderful variety of canned fruits and vegetables – convenient and loaded with nutrients. Tip! When grocery shopping, let your child pick out which canned fruits and vegetables to purchase – they are more likely to eat the foods they choose.
*CONSUMPTION OF CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IS ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER TOTAL VEGETABLE AND FRUIT CONSUMPTION, BETTER DIET QUALITY AND INCREASED NUTRIENT INTAKE IN CHILDREN: NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY (NHANES) 2001-2010. Freedman MR, Fulgoni V. Department of Nutrition, Food Science & Pkg, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA and Nutrition Impact, LLC, Battle Creek, MI.