Pumpkin Patch Pals: Energize Fruits and Veggies Wise


As you may or may not know, this past March 24th, 2023 there was a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. This was the first Hunger, Nutrition and Health Conference in over 50 years. The reality and the severity of the situation we are in as country is real, and is coming to a head. The White House announced a historic package of new actions, from leaders across the nation to end hunger and curve the rising issue of diet-related disease. 

At Bay Baby Produce, we care deeply for our community. We have heard and seen the issues of Food Insecurity, and we are constantly looking for great outlets to donate to every year! People who have the means and capability are beginning to show increased generosity towards those who are less fortunate by providing additional assistance. For more information on Food Insecurity, please check out the link below:


The topic we at Bay Baby want to address, that the White House also touched on is Diet-Related Disease. What is that? How is it caused? How is that going to look for our nation in the next 5, 10, 15, 50 years?

Diet-related diseases, also known as nutrition-related diseases or diet-related disorders, are health conditions that are influenced by an individual's dietary habits and nutritional intake. These diseases are often the result of imbalances or deficiencies in the diet, as well as the overconsumption of certain foods or nutrients. Here are a few examples of diet-related diseases:

  1. Obesity: Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive body weight and the accumulation of body fat. It is often caused by consuming an excess of calorie-dense foods, high in fats and sugars, while not engaging in enough physical activity.

  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by elevated blood sugar levels. It is often associated with poor dietary choices, including the overconsumption of sugary drinks and foods, highly processed foods, and a lack of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

  3. Cardiovascular Diseases: Poor diet, particularly one high in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. These diseases include heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

  4. Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones. Inadequate intake of calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients can contribute to the development of this condition.

  5. Certain Cancers: Certain types of cancer, such as colorectal, breast, and pancreatic cancer, have been linked to unhealthy dietary patterns. Consuming a diet high in processed meats, saturated fats, and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can increase the risk of developing these cancers.

It's important to note that diet-related diseases are often influenced by a combination of factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and overall dietary patterns. Making healthy food choices, maintaining a balanced diet, and practicing portion control can significantly reduce the risk of developing these diseases and promote overall well-being. Consulting with healthcare professionals and registered dietitians can provide personalized guidance on nutrition and disease prevention. Please check out this Media Release from the CDC stating the recommended servings of Fruits and Veggies for Kids-


We are not going to get into the details on what foods you should not eat, but we are hoping to be resource for you and your children on educating you on what you SHOULD eat, and how to make eating fruit and vegetables exciting and desirable. We would love to reintroduce to you and your family, The Pumpkin Patch Pals!

The Pals are wonderful characters, who will catch the eyes of your little ones, and who are passionate about nutrition, and the impact of Fruits and Vegetables in everyone's diet! Join them this summer and beyond, as we aim to teach kids about where their food comes from, and yummy recipes for the whole family!