Design Company Encourages Healthy Eating Through Use of Subliminal Messages

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Using functional art with designs of fruits and vegetables can send a positive message and encourage healthy choices that could help meet the government's dietary recommendations.

Could filling your life with art make you healthier? Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that less than one third of American adults eat the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. California gift manufacturer Kyle Design ( suggests that decorating with fruit and vegetable motifs can serve as subliminal messages reminding people to make good dietary choices. "Decorating with images of healthy foods makes them part of your everyday life," states California artist Kyle McKeown Mansfield, the creative force behind Kyle Design.

A piece of functional art with healthful imagery is a subtle way to convince the subconscious mind to choose an apple over a bag of chips. Just surrounding yourself with bright and inviting images will have a positive effect. "Images can be powerful," said Mansfield. "Consciously selecting images that affirm your ideals is a way to reach your goals."

For example, clip a shopping list on the refrigerator with one of Kyle Design's colorful grape magnets. Brighten the kitchen with an apple night light so that when awakened with those nighttime munchies, its soothing red glow will serve as a gentle reminder to go for the bowl of fruit on the counter.

Affirm a decision to eat well wherever you go by putting your keys on a key chain featuring plump red cherries. Mansfield suggests using "a metal wallet with a carrot design to make you stop and think every time you buy a meal away from home." Any of these ideas can provide the impetus needed to reach for a healthy snack and will show other family members that healthy foods are part of everyday life.

Art filled living may be just the positive action to take to help individuals further the government's goal of getting 75% of Americans to eat two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables every day by the year 2010.

Functional art using healthy images is a positive way to reinforce the value of following the government's recommendations to eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day. Decorating with Kyle Designs line of fruit and vegetable gifts is a stylish way to encourage good choices.

For additional information or for photos of suggested gifts and décor, please contact Kyle Design.

About Kyle Design:
Kyle Design ( creates artistic contemporary home décor, functional art and unique gifts personalized with over 200 images. Their work can be purchased through their website.

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