Today is the second day of Eat a Rainbow Week 2014. Today, try to enjoy as many red fruits and vegetables as you can! And be sure to pick up a passport. With just three stamps on your passport, which you can get by visiting the many participating locations across the county, you will qualify to win great prizes, like one of three Magic Bullet Blenders. It’s fun, easy, and a great chance to explore the great places in Chatham, like farmers’ markets, restaurants, farms, and more.
You have the rest of the week to participate, so get your passport today!
Eating out and looking to get your colorful fruit and vegetable fix? Well you are in luck! During Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, there 16 Chatham restaurants where you can find Eat a Rainbow fruit and vegetable themed dishes. Don’t forget to bring your Eat a Rainbow Passport to get a stamp and qualify to win a Magic Bullet Blender. Visit www.chathamnc.org/eatarainbow to see all 16 places you can eat a rainbow from September 21st– September 27th.
Did you know you can find a rainbow of produce grown right here in Chatham County? Fall is a fantastic season to find a rainbow of fruits and vegetables at your local farmers’ market. From GREEN lettuce to YELLOW corn and even RAINBOW chard, you’ll truly be able to find a seasonal rainbow at the farmers’ markets. All four of Chatham’s farmers’ markets are participating in Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, September 21st-September 28th. So no matter where you live in Chatham County, you will be able to find a farmers’ market near you.
Click here to see what’s happening at the farmers’ markets!
This article is part of a series leading up to Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, September 21st-September 27th. Eat a Rainbow Week is a community wide campaign promoting the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. If you would like more information on Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, visit www.chathamnc.org/eatarainbow.
Fruits, and even more commonly vegetables, take a supporting role in our diets. But fruits and vegetables can be the star of the show! One of the goals of Eat a Rainbow Week 2014 is to bring fruits and vegetables into the lime light and encourage kids and their families to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables.
Eat a Rainbow Week 2014 is coming! Save the date now for Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, September 21st-September 27th.
Eat a Rainbow Week is a week-long community-wide campaign promoting the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. We celebrate Eat a Rainbow as a way to remind ourselves of the importance of fruits and vegetables in a well-rounded diet. In the 2014 Community Health Assessment, 79% of Chatham County residents did not meet the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. (Find out more about recommended servings and serving sizes at www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.) It is important to eat fruits and vegetables every day because diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. They can also help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Click here to learn about the new Eat A Rainbow Week Passport!