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Under the Lid: Nutrition, Convenience and Sustainability



As professionals passionate about fruit and vegetables we know you’re always on the lookout for new nutrition research and fun ways to engage your audiences. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Cans Get You Cooking campaign to share a collection of resources dedicated to helping you communicate the invaluable way canned foods provide a convenient, nutritious and sustainable way to eat more fruits and vegetables.


Use the following professional- and consumer-targeted resources to help spread the word about the benefits of cooking with cans.



PBH Health and Wellness Webinar: Nutrition, Convenience and Sustainability: It's in the Can
Did you know a well-stocked pantry of canned fruits and vegetables can help you serve up the recommended 42 cups of fruit and 53 cups of vegetables a family of four needs every week? Join PBH and presenter Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN along with the Can Manufacturers Institute to learn more about the nutrition benefits of cooking with cans as we uncover why they are a convenient, nutritious and delicious option.

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PBH Social Media Graphics (click to download). We suggest using these graphics with the sample social media posts that follow.






Sample Social Media Posts

  • The canning process ensures that fresh fruits and vegetables are harvested at the peak of ripeness, sealing in their nutrition and flavor. #MoreMatters #cansgetyoucooking
  • More than 8 in 10 Registered Dietitians say that canned foods are important in preparing convenient, nutritious, and affordable home cooked meals for themselves and their clients. #MoreMatters #cansgetyoucooking
  • Kids and adults who use six or more canned foods per week are more likely to have diets higher in 17 essential nutrients, including potassium, calcium and fiber. #MoreMatters #cansgetyoucooking
  • Cans provide year-round access to your favorite fruits and vegetables and lock in their nutrition, freshness and flavor without the need for preservatives or additives. #MoreMatters #cansgetyoucooking
  • With a well-stocked “Cantry,” you can get through the week with creative and healthy homemade meals loaded with fruits and veggies you can be proud to serve. Mealtime inspiration is just a can opener away! #MoreMatters #cansgetyoucooking
  • Did you know canned foods help Americans reduce the amount of perishable fruits and vegetables they purchase and then throw away? #MoreMatters #cansgetyoucooking


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Eating Canned Vegetables Boosts Nutrients, Not Sodium
Eating Canned Fruits and Veggies Leads to Higher Quality Diet
Canned Foods Help Overcome Picky Eating
The Benefits of Canned Produce
Eating Canned Produce Leads to Better Nutrition in Children
Frozen and Canned Fruits and Vegetables Vs Fresh


For more nutrition information about canned foods visit


Recipes featuring canned fruits and vegetables:

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Peas

Creamy Berry Peach Smoothie

Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Chili

Savory Lentil Sloppy Joes

Melon Sorbet

Sweet Potato Tacos

Vegetable and Cod Stew

Garden Canellini Bean Salad

One-Pot Shrimp and Crab Thai-Style Noodles

Peaches & Cream

Beet Panzanella Salad

Pineapple Chicken Salad with Pecans

Vegetable Lasagna

Green Rice


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