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What is Colorful Choices?

It may be the simplest nutrition program ever — no calorie counting, no fat gram tabulating, no weighing or measuring. Just easy-to-remember daily selections of colorful produce — more than 120 to choose from! A diet rich with fruits and vegetables is exceptionally healthy. Putting produce first can reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension while increasing energy.

Who can participate?

Keep in mind that the Colorful Choices program is only for employees of the “Health Becomes You” wellness program. Unfortunately part-time employees are not eligible for the incentive (VISA Gift Card), but they can, however, register for the Colorful Choices program and participate without the chance for the incentive. Colorful Choices is all about healthy eating patterns anyone can adopt. It shows you how to improve your overall health through colorful selections of vivid vegetables and fabulous fruit. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to put produce first.

How does it work?

Your goal is to eat at least 5 servings of produce each day, with a minimum of 3 vegetables — in red, orange, yellow/white, green, and blue/violet. By spreading daily choices across the rainbow of colors, you’re guaranteed the best produce has to offer — vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals — for better health.

When does the program start?

Registration begins Tuesday, September 4 and you can begin logging on Monday, September 24.

How does the team competition work?

The goal of team participation is to reinforce healthy eating with a fun, friendly competition that emphasizes the overall goals of Colorful Choices. Read How It Works on the Team page to learn more.