September is National Fruits & Veggies Month™ (NFVM), a four-week long celebration of everyone’s favorite and flavorful plants–fruits and veggies!
The NFVM theme is Have A Plant™–Food Rooted In A Better Mood. Join us and enjoy all the fruits and veggies that you know and love–fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice–that can taste great and are proven to support your health and happiness!
Show your support for National Fruits & Veggies Month™ and make a difference with the ready-made resources and ideas below. Encourage others to join the fun too!
Rock the Have A Plant™ T-shirt
The opportunity to grab your own limited-time edition of the Have A Plant™ T-shirt has arrived! Purchase the Have A Plant™ t-shirt for yourself, your friends, family and colleagues. Your purchase includes a tax-deductible donation to the Produce for Better Health Foundation to fund research to better understand how fruits and vegetables help create happier, healthier lives.
Take the Pledge
Commit to adding one more fruit or vegetable to your routine every day this month. Take the Have A Plant™ Pledge and download the graphic to share on your social media channels using #haveaplantpledge. You’ll feel great and it’ll be a big step toward eating more fruits and vegetables each day, for a happier, healthier life.
Spread the Fruit & Veggie Love
Challenge family, friends, colleagues and your community to get involved. Download our sample social posts to use with the graphics below (click to download) and include the hashtags, #haveaplant, #haveaplantpledge and #NFVM2019.
Enter Weekly Contests and Win $150
Participate in PBH’s weekly social media contests throughout September for a chance to win up to four $150 Amazon gift card and the Have A Plant™ t-shirt! At the start of each week in September, PBH will release a new contest across all social channels:
Week 1: Take a selfie with or picture of your colorful, plant-powered shopping cart.
Week 2: Take a selfie with or picture of a new fruit you tried.
Week 3: Take a selfie with or picture of a new vegetable you ate.
Week 4: Take a selfie with or picture of your plant-packed plate.
Be sure to follow the instructions outlined for each contest in PBH’s social media posts. A winner will be selected at random at the end of each week. View the Official National Fruits & Veggies Month™ Have A Plant™ Contest Rules here.
Chat It Up!
Join PBH’s September Twitter Chat with Beau Coffron, The Lunchbox Dad, on Tuesday, September 17th @ 2pm ET to learn and share creative ways to pump up fruit and veggie intake using the hashtag #NFVM2019.
It’s Really That Simple
Eating fruits and vegetables can be fun and easy. Simply add one more fruit or veggie to your everyday routine. It can be any fruit or vegetable – apples, broccoli, canned fruit or salsa cups, a handful of dried fruit on the run, or another fruit or veggie you’ve been meaning to try like zucchini noodles or frozen cauliflower rice. You’ll feel the joy and sweet satisfaction that you are one step closer in your quest to eat fruits and vegetables for a happier, healthier life.
So many people are looking for that superfood that’s good for their mind and body. Some are looking really hard. But foods with those benefits are not off in the distant future. They are not a rare delicacy. They are not some secret. They are fruits and vegetables, of any kind. They’re plants. #haveaplant