The Government recommends an intake of at least five portions of fruit or vegetables per person per day to help reduce the risk of some cancers, heart disease and many other chronic conditions.
Getting your 5 A DAY is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals. Here are some ideas to get you started. Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY
5 A DAY portion sizes (link to NHS Choices website)
The Eat Well Guide is a tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet. The New Eat Well Guide (2016) says a healthy diet should now include more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, and fewer sugary foods and drinks.
Eight tips for healthy eating:
It’s surprising how much sugar builds up in your family’s diet. At breakfast time… in drinks… in after school snacks and, of course, puddings.
But sign up for Sugar Swaps and start cutting back.
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23g sugar (5 teaspoons)
8g sugar (1.5 teaspoons)
12.4g sugar (2 teaspoons)
• 19.1% of children in Year 6 (aged 10-11) were obese and a further 14.4% were overweight.
• Of children in Reception (aged 4-5), 9.8% were obese and another 13.1% were overweight.
This means a third of 10-11 year olds and over a fifth of 4-5 year olds were overweight or obese.
Building a Healthier Future...
with 8 simple top tips