National Eat Your Vegetables Day - June 17
Mon, Jun 17, 2024

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Meat lovers do not need to get upset, a huge field of culinary experiments with side dishes is open on the celebration of National Eat-your-vegetables Day. Vegetarians rejoice on June 17, celebrating their favorite vegetarian dishes. It is healthy and varied. Variations of tastes allow making the menu original.

The History

Popularization of vegetables as an integral component of a healthy diet began in the 1960s. Scientists conducted a study in 2016 and found people eating vegetables on a regular basis have a higher quality of living. The appearance of the holiday was inevitable for introducing people to a healthy lifestyle.

Interesting Facts

Vegetarian society makes up 8% of world’s population.

  1. It is useful to eat locally grown vegetables. Fresh vegetables retain useful properties when not frozen for long transportation.
  2. To instill a taste for veggies in children, cartoons appeared on television, where the heroes with supernatural abilities eat vegetables in huge quantities, acquire extraordinary strength, beauty, or dexterity.
  3. Purchasing local produce means a significant contribution to the economy of the region by increasing demand for agricultural products. It benefits the environment due to decreased pollution from transportation.

Vegetable dishes look spectacular due to their bright colors. The plate becomes aesthetically and visually pleasing.

How to take part

Visit a vegetarian restaurant. Famous chefs present dishes as hearty delicious treats. Try something new, discover an unknown vegetable, and appreciate its taste with spices, sauce, or natural additives. Change your menu. Cook an omelet for breakfast, make a salad for lunch, and have grilled vegetables for dinner. Don’t forget the veggie burger!

When is National Eat Your Vegetables Day celebrated in 2024?

National Eat Your Vegetables Day is observed on June 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday June 17 2024
Tuesday June 17 2025

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