1.16 million American kids struggle with hunger each year. An estimated 48.8 million Americans , including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis
We are here to feed people who can't feed themselves. We are also here to educate and inspire young as well as old to know more about fruits and vegetables, the importance of the various kinds and how you can use them.
According to a new national survey on children's eating habits, American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day. Many young kids also go without any vegetables at all. The research showed that one in four 6- to 11-month-olds and one in five 1-year-olds had no reported vegetable consumption at all on days they were surveyed. About 26 percent of 1-year-olds ate french fries the day before the survey, compared with 7.5 percent who ate dark green vegetables and about 17 percent who ate deep yellow vegetables, according to the results. The survey also revealed a decline in consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables among 1-year-olds. This is a far cry from the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that young children have vegetables with every meal and snack.