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September 1996 Issue

How to Count That Magical Five Fruits and Veggies You Should Aim For

Q. The articles in EN always mention that it's important to eat a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But what's considered a serving? A. The serving sizes of fruits and vegetables are based on portions recommended to achieve a healthful diet. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid, you should choose three to five servings from the vegetable group and two to four servings from

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