New summer challenge! Eat more fruits and vegetables

June 30, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are well known. They reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, lower blood pressure and prevent some types of cancer.

Despite these benefits, many of us still struggle to get enough servings per day.

That’s where the Fruit and Veggie Challenge comes in!

Improve your produce intake by signing up for MHealthy’s new six-week online challenge. 

Registration is now open on the new MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health.

No calorie counting or weighing

The Fruit and Veggie Challenge is simple, focusing on servings instead of counting calories, weighing food or measuring portions.

Your goal is to eat at least 130 servings of fruits and/or vegetables over six weeks, from July 12 through Aug. 22. That works out to about four servings of produce most days of the week. Keep track of fruit and vegetable intake in the program’s online tracker and watch as your virtual produce basket fills up!

Weekly encouragement, prep tips, recipes and more

Best of all, during the challenge you’ll receive weekly reminders with new ways to add fruits and vegetables to your meals and information to help take small steps toward eating a well-rounded diet.

  • Every Tuesday, get guidance on enhancing flavor, snacking, reducing food waste and more.
  • Every Thursday, get budget-friendly recipes, time-saving how-to videos, and guidance on selecting and storing. Each email will focus on one summer fruit or vegetable, such as blueberries, cabbage, peas and pears.

The Fruit and Veggie Challenge is open to active, benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their spouse/other qualified adult enrolled in a U-M health plan. The challenge is available on the new MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health.  

Learn more and register for the Fruit and Veggie Challenge by July 19. The challenge starts July 12.