American College of Nursing Proudly Participates in Fruits and Veggies – More Matters MonthResearch shows that fruit and veggies are important to maintain a well balanced diet and overall good health. Not only are they loaded with vitamins and minerals which are essential for healthy living, but they also help fill you up, as part of a balanced diet. By increasing your intake of fruit and veggies, you will benefit your health by boosting your immune system and building resistance to common illnesses and infections. Fruit and veggies can help you protect yourself from:

 

  • Heart Disease
  • Bone Loss
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure and
  • Some cancers, such as colorectal cancer.

 

But that’s not all. Fruits and veggies can leave you looking and feeling great. This September, American College of Nursing (ACN) is proud to participate in Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month.

For many Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), teaching patients the importance of maintaining a healthy diet is a common part of their daily routine. We all know the saying, Practice what you preach. But even Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) as well as Student Vocational Nurses (SVNs) find it difficult to maintain a well balanced diet. For many of them, fast food seems more practical because of their hectic schedules. But even small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference in your pathway to a healthy diet.

At American College of Nursing (ACN), the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) students are learning about the importance of having an adequate diet in fruit and veggies. A bulletin board at the American College of Nursing (ACN) campus was filled with beautiful pictures of delicious looking fruit and veggies with an abundant amount of information on how the consumption of these specific fruit and veggies benefit our health. But they did not stop there! Recipe ideas with different fruit and veggies were displayed for giveaways to not only their fellow students, but faculty and staff members of American College of Nursing (ACN) as well. So if you want to make the decision to start eating healthier. Start now. After all, every day is a new day. And the decisions you make today will determine your tomorrow.

 

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