Dietary resolution for the New Year

The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida recommends eating more fruit and veggies to help you be healthier and shed extra pounds.

Here are some highlights.

  • Carry packets of dried fruit or an apple to help you eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
  • Increase the portion size or number of fruits and vegetables on your plate and decreasing meat portions.
  • Bring your lunch to work at least 3 times a week, and include a single-serve microwavable vegetable and a piece of fruit.
  • Make a fruit salad to serve as a side dish or dessert.

The bottom line?
Be a leader! Co-workers, children, and others around you are more likely to consider trying different fruits and vegetables by watching or tasting some of the colorful foods you bring to the table.

12/30/07 14:54 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.