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What is Colorful Choices?

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

Who can participate?

All CSUN Faculty and Staff. You can participate on an individual basis or part of a team. Colorful Choices 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 fruit. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to put produce first.

How does it work?

Your goal is to eat at least 5 servings of produce each day, with a minimum of 3 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 phytonutrients — for better health.

When does the program start?

Registration opens Monday, April 23; you may begin recording Monday, June 4. All teams must be formed by Monday, June 11. The team challenge will end Sunday, July 29, but you may update activity until the team scores freeze on Wednesday, August 1.

How does the team competition work?

The goal of team participation is to reinforce healthy eating with a fun, friendly challenge that emphasizes the overall goals of Colorful Choices. The team challenge runs Monday, June 4 to Sunday, July 29; to have your activity count toward your team’s score, you must log all activity by Wednesday, August 1. Read How It Works on the Team page to learn more.