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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 Emory employees & retirees. 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, March 13; you may begin recording Monday, March 27. All teams must be formed by Sunday, April 2. The team competition will end on Sunday, May 7, but you may update activity until the team scores freeze on Sunday, May 14.

How does the team competition work?

The goal of team participation is to reinforce healthy eating with a fun, friendly competition that emphasizes the overall goals of Colorful Choices. The team competition runs Monday, March 27 to Sunday, May 7; to have your activity count toward your team’s score, you must log all activity by Sunday, May 14. Read How It Works on the Team page to learn more.