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It’s an all-too-familiar truism: Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Last week, USDA unveiled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and among the key recommendations was to increase the intake and variety of fruits and vegetables. A practical tip in the new Guidelines is to fill half of each plate of food with fruits and/or vegetables. Read more »