# 8.E: Exercises

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1. Use the fruit- and vegetable-intake calculator provided by the CDC to determine the amount of fruit and vegetables recommended for your diet, and then plan a menu for a day that incorporates the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/form.html
2. The next time you’re at the grocery store, record the number, color, and names of the fruits and vegetables available. Draw a table of them, sorted by color. Write a brief statement on whether you have access to an affordable variety of fruits and vegetables.
3. Visit the website “Nutrition-and-You” and choose three herbs and/or spices to write a brief summary on, including the plant they come from, their potential health benefits, and how they are used in foods. http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/healthy_spices.html

## Apply It

1. Visit the Oldways website at http://www.oldwayspt.org/mediterranean-diet-pyramid and construct a pyramid of the Mediterranean diet.