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To learn more about getting more fruits and vegetables into your eating plan, make an appointment with Maria Larkin, Nutrition Counselor at the Office of Health Education and Promotion, Health Services
(603) 862-3823
Health Services, Room 249

Appointments are free if you are a UNH student who has paid the Health Services Fee

Fruits & Vegetables

Eating enough fruits and vegetables is an important initiative for everyone, including, college students. Over 90 percent of adults do not eat the recommended 2 ½ to 6 ½ daily cups of fruits and vegetables recommended for good health.

Including lots of fruits and vegetables in your food plan helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and can help you maintain a healthy weight, if that is your goal.


There are more than 350 varieties of fruits and veggies. Using the acronym T.A.S.T.E., these tips will help you creatively include fruits and vegetables in every meal and snack at home, school, work and play.

Try something new at every eating occasion!
It's fun to try new things! Pick out a new fruit and veggie at the store.
All forms of fruits and veggies count!
Fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice.
Snack smart!
Fruits and veggies make tasty, healthy snacks. What is your favorite?
Take charge!
Choose fruits and veggies! Ask for them at meals and snacks.
Explore the bountiful variety
There are more than 350 varieties of fruits and veggies.