5 a day
Eating more fruit and veg is important for us all, but how many of us actually manage to eat 5 a day?
Fruit and veg are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fibre which may help reduce the risk of nasty diseases like cancer and heart disease. So it’s important for kids to eat a variety of at least five portions of fruit and veg every day.
What’s more it can be easier than you think to give kids five portions of fruit and veg a day. Canned, frozen, 100% juice and dried fruit and veg all count towards 5 a day as well as fresh produce.
You can keep the costs down too by buying canned and frozen fruit and veg which doesn’t go off as quickly and buying fresh fruit and veg when it’s in season is usually cheaper.
There are so many ways of getting to five portions a day. Why not try adding vegetables to favourite foods such as spag bol, or mixing them into a sauce to give it more colour and flavour. Or, how about giving a handful of tasty raisins as a treat?
All school dinners include at least two portions of fruit or veg so that’s another way of getting them toward their 5 a day.
It's good to shop smart!
Handy tips, yummy recipes - there are plenty of things you can do to help your family eat more healthily. Please visit the Shop Smart page (external link).