5-A-Day For Better Health
New Jersey 5-A-Day Coalition, composed of representatives of both
NJDA and DHSS, as well as the state's health and retail food industries,
works year round to remind consumers of the important health benefits
of eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
national 5-a-Day For Better Health program, an effort to increase
every American's daily consumption of fruits and vegetables to five
servings a day, debuted in 1989 with the endorsement of the Produce
for Better Health Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.
The program's message is bolstered by studies showing that eating
more fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of certain types of
cancer, heart disease and other health problems.
5-A-Day program is a natural partner for NJDA's Jersey Fresh program
which, among other activities, works to promote the consumption
of locally grown fruits and vegetables. To support the national
5-A-Day program, the 5-A-Day Coalition was organized in 1993. The
group currently includes representatives from both the public and
cooperative efforts in both state government and private industry,
the New Jersey 5-A-Day Coalition distributes literature and sponsors
special events to inform consumers about the health benefits of
eating five or more servings of fresh fruits and vegetables on a
more information about the Coalition, contact Jackie Feldman in
of Markets, (609) 292-5567.