What is Mix It Up?

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 in fruits and vegetables is exceptionally healthy. Putting produce first can help reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension, while increasing energy.

How does it work?

Your goal is to eat at least five servings of produce each day, with a minimum of three 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.

Who can participate?

Mix It Up 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 fruits. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to put produce first. You can participate on an individual basis or part of a team.

When does Mix It Up start?

Registration and team formation opens Wednesday, April 17. All teams must be formed by Tuesday, May 14. You may begin recording your activity on Wednesday, May 1. The team competition will end on Tuesday, June 25, but you may continue logging your activity and using all the fun features in Mix It Up through April 30, 2014.

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 Mix It Up. Read How it works on the Team page to learn more.