Nick Lachey is a good eater, and he wants to spread the word.
The 34-year-old hunk has teamed up with V8 for the Making Every Serving Count campaign, helping families in need eat their veggies.
''We're now at 35 million Americans who don't know where their next meal is coming from,'' says Lachey. ``It's staggering.''
The juice brand is donating $1 million to Feeding America, which will provide more than 30 million servings of vegetables and fruit to food banks across the country.
Besides pitching in at food banks, the former 98 Degrees singer is busy hosting ABC's High School Musical: Get in the Picture and putting the finishing touches on his new album, Coming Up For Air.
Appropriate title. The ex-Mr. Jessica Simpson is finally in a pretty good place. After their divorce was finalized two years ago, he took up with TV personality/actress Vanessa Minnillo (Disaster Movie). The famously private pair have now settled
into a calm cohabitation -- meaning no
MTV cameras. They're not using their kitchen much, though. You know New York kitchens -- too small (they live at the luxe Atelier Building, where rapper Eve also has a pad).
''I certainly try to eat well,'' Lachey says. ``Like anyone living on a hectic schedule, it's hard to eat healthy, especially when you're busy and running around. But you've got to have the proper nutrients to sustain you.''
Lachey does work out, though. Alone.
Minnillo, 27, recently told People: ``The guy runs forever! Like, I swear, he's running 11 miles a day.''
That's so he can work off his one guilty pleasure, he admits: ``Graeter's ice cream -- it's a local company in my hometown of Cincinnati.''
Expect to see more of Lachey here.
''I am a big warm weather, beach guy, so I love getting out to Miami,'' he says. ``South Beach is always a great time -- great night life, restaurants, just an overall good time.''
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