Produce for Better Health Foundation’s Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD, President and CEO has joined us in helping celebrate National Fruits & Veggies month! Read more below about PBH’s mission on guding Americans to consumer more fruits and vegetables and how we can celebrate all our favorite plant foods!

As our country navigates these complex and uncertain times, we know one thing is for certain – eating more fruits and vegetables is the single most important thing people can do to fuel happier, healthier lives. At the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) we’re excited to kickoff our second annual National Fruits & Veggies Month (NFVM) campaign, a month-long celebration of Americans’ favorite plant foods and all the amazing flavors and good feelings that come along with them.  NFVM offers Americans a simple reason to come together: having fun with fruits and veggies for happier, healthier lives. And, with nine out of 10 Americans not eating enough fruits and vegetables, eating more plant-powered meals needs to be elevated to a national priority.

This year’s NFVM theme, Have A Plant® Nation, is poised to make PBH’s Have A Plant® Movement bigger than ever, reaching even more Americans across the country with all kinds of fruit and veggie inspiration. Have A Plant® Nation will highlight how, at a time when people are craving togetherness and unity, fruit- and veggie-filled meals can be the catalyst for: inspiring greater family connections; celebrating the diverse ways we uniquely enjoy foods across the nation; improving public health for all Americans; and elevating how food industry stakeholders and influencers have come together to advocate for more fruits and veggies at every meal and snack occasion, for every person – and much more!

National Fruits & Veggies Month is all about shining a spotlight on fruits and vegetables through innovative and engaging digital and social activities for consumers, and showing how they can play a starring role in creating nutritious, delicious and balanced meals and snacks. The physical and mental effects of Americans’ chronically low fruit and vegetable consumption have been further illuminated during this pandemic. PBH’s dynamic new campaign, Have A Plant® Nation, is rallying all Americans to eat and enjoy more plant-packed meals – in every color, shape and form – by recognizing the power of plants to support health; boost mood; and foster the connections that many currently crave.

The month-long plant-packed party will be woven into PBH’s digital ecosystem – including its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn channels, as well as on www.fruitsandveggies.org.

Here are a few ways you can join the plant party!

  • Spread the Fruit and Veggie Love on Social Media: Encourage family, friends, colleagues and your community to get involved. Include the hashtag, #haveaplant.
  • Take the Have A Plant® Pledge: Who says resolutions for healthier, happier lives have to wait until January? This year, commit to adding one more fruit or vegetable to your routine every day throughout NFVM. Take the Have A Plant® Pledge and download the graphic to share on your social media channels using #haveaplantpledge.
  • Rock the Swag: Rep fruits and veggies as you work from home, stay active, meal prep and shop in the grocery store! Shop our Have A Plant® store and donate today! Shop now!

Food industry stakeholders and community partners can join PBH – and plant-passionate advocates everywhere – in extending the Have A Plant® Movement nationwide for FREE and can download the National Fruits and Veggies Month Toolkit  available at www.fruitsandveggies.org/nfvm-toolkit.