Eat more fruits and veggies to improve health

By Peter Kent

More matters! More fruits and vegetables, that is. “Fruits & Veggies - More Matters!” is the new national campaign for healthy eating, which is recommended by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention.

“It’s vital that we eat more fruits and vegetables to improve our health and watch our waistlines,” said Clemson dietitian Marge Condrasky. “This campaign is to help people find foods that are good to eat and good for you.” As part of the campaign, she hosted a seven-week series of events in grocery stores to help families find simple ways to serve more fruits and veggies.

Customers could talk with a chef and a nutritionist, receive recipes, menus and tips, and sample the featured item of the week. Partners were DHEC, BI-LO and local chapters of the American Culinary Federation.

For information: Marge Condrasky, 864-656-6554,