By: Carolyn Land Williams, M.Ed., R.D.
Naturally sweet and juicy, fruits are also low in calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol and are bursting with an array of vitamins and minerals. Fruit may already be a staple in your house, so if that’s the case, keep it up! Remember to introduce kids to all types of fruit because each offers its own assortment of nutrients. And try to choose whole fruit or cut-up fruit over fruit juices to get more fiber and fewer calories per serving. Be sure to cut fruit into appropriately sized pieces for younger children.
Nutrients: Carbohydrates, fiber, folate, vitamin C, potassium
Servings: Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups for kids and 1 1/2 to 2 cups for adults