Scientific research demonstrates the importance of fruit and vegetable intake to reduce the risk of and manage chronic diseases as well as improve health and well-being.

September is National Fruits and Veggies Month, A month-long celebration raising awareness of everyone’s love for fruits and veggies. Reminding people of the importance of fruits and veggies in our diet.

Scientific research demonstrates the importance of fruit and vegetable intake to reduce the risk of and manage chronic diseases as well as improve health and well-being. Yet, most Americans do not meet recommended fruit and vegetable intake, and there’s been no significant increase in consumption over time.

Below you’ll find an easy breakfast recipe that is a great opportunity for adding your favorite fresh fruit. It’s important to remember when it comes to eating and cooking fruits and vegetables is that ALL FORMS COUNT: canned, frozen, fresh and even 100% fruit juices!

Easy Over-night Oats

  1. Old fashioned rolled oats
  2. Milk, this can be any time of milk you prefer (almond, oat, soy, etc)
  3. Honey or maple syrup
  4. Yogurt or nut butter, add a great source of protein to your oats!
  5. Chia seeds- these are optional but they add fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids to your breakfast
  6. Fresh fruit topping of choice

Check out this week’s Better Health in 90 video below for a demonstration!

Kinetiq Health

Organizations are in a constant state of change and the Kinetiq Health team supports them every step of the way. A unique formula of people, processes and technologies enables our team to keep an educated eye on the financial and clinical implications of data to move organizations toward improved financial health and employee well-being.

Learn More
Cooking With Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Catherine Kirkhoff

Authored By

Catherine Kirkhoff

Director of Kinetiq Health

Catherine works with our client services team and wellness vendors to empower clients to implement, manage and measure their health and wellness initiatives. She manages the day-to-day activities of the team of analysts and clinicians driving Kinetiq Health program strategy for Apex clients.

Before joining Apex, Catherine worked in public health for six years as a curriculum coordinator for the Marion County Public Health Department. During that time, she earned her CHES and CLS certifications and provided health education throughout the community and schools in Marion County.

Meet Catherine