Now that you know why your mom always said “eat your vegetables!”, let’s talk about how many you should eat.
The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. In general, try for about 2 ½ cups of vegetables each day. To find out how much kids should eat, visit MyPyramid for Kids.
Be sure to vary your veggies! Choosing a variety of vegetables will help you get the nutrients your body needs.
Learn more about how to buy and store foods from this food group.