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Show us your plate! #psuplate kicks off, rewards students for eating more fruits and veggies

What’s on your plate? We’re looking for students who make half their meal fruits and veggies in our new campaign.  Just take a photo of your meal and upload it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, using the hashtag #psuplate.

We’ll scour the interwebs every day for entries, and once a week, we’ll randomly draw a winner!  Feel free to post as many times as you like.  We’ll be choosing a winner every Friday from Sept. 20, 2013 until Oct. 11, 2014.

If we pick you, we’ll send you a short notification back to verify that you’re a Penn State student and invite you to email us to schedule a time to pick up your prize.

So why are we doing this? In a recent study, Penn State students were shown to be consuming less than the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.

So how can you increase your intake?

  • Add a side salad to your meal
  • Fill your plate with half vegetables before adding any other food
  • Grab a piece of fruit on your way out of the dining commons

How are you getting your recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables?  Do you have a great recipe or tip you’d like to share? Leave it below!