Healthy Children - October 2018

Fruits

What are they?

Fruits come fresh, frozen, canned, or dried. There are many types of fruits including berries, melons, and citrus fruits like grapefruit.

How much?

You should eat 1½ cups of fruit each day. One cup is a small apple, a large banana, around 30 grapes, an 8-ounce juice box, or sliced fruit that’s about the size of a computer mouse.

What else do I need to know?

If you’re drinking juice, look for the kind that says 100% fruit juice. Try to pick fruit over fruit juice. Try to eat a variety of fruits. And if you’re eating canned fruit, look for the kind packed in juice and not in syrup.