Increasing Fruits & Veggies in Your Diet

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Learn ways to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Air Date: 6/21/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ.

Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes.

She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top must-have books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.
Increasing Fruits & Veggies in Your Diet
Fresh fruits and vegetables are fantastic for skin health. The fibers within are great for you digestive tract. They contain the kind of carbs your body craves.

How can you branch out from the bag of salad and sack of apples to stay excited about eating produce?

You can buy pre-washed and pre-cut produce and use it in stir fry, soups and salads. There are options for all levels of convenience: fresh, frozen, canned, dehydrated. You can visit farmer's markets and farm stands. Take the kids to a grove or farm where you can pick your own produce.

Make your produce easy to eat. Fresh smoothies supply fiber. Wash and roast root vegetables. Prepare your fruits and veggies so your kids will snack on them, which may mean you're cutting and blanching that broccoli before putting it in a container in the fridge. Cut fun shapes with a spiral slicer or garnishing knife. Be sure you wash delicate berries like red and golden raspberries right before consumption.

Listen in as Dr. Felicia Stoler advises on how to get more produce in your diet this summer.