September is National Fruits & Veggies Month

September is National Fruits & Veggies Month! In recognition of the National Health Observances, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) has partnered with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

At CONUS CNIC installations, eligible Commissary patrons can visit their local MWR Fitness Center to receive coupons provided by DeCA vendors to purchase fruits and vegetables during the month of September. These coupons can be used towards many “Dietitian Approved” recipes with fruit and vegetable ingredients. 

During the month of September (or any month), create the following recipes showcasing fruits and vegetables!

Navy Chief’s Bean Peach Salsa

Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping

Stir-fry Cauliflower “Rice”

Watermelon Pizza

Additional "Dietitian Approved" recipes can be found at,!

Join Navy MWR Fitness and DeCA throughout September to discover unique ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake! Share your pictures and videos on your social media using the hashtag #NavyMWRFitness, #haveaplant, and #NFVM2021 to be part of the conversation!

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