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'Five a day' refers to five portions of fruit and vegetables that we are recommended to eat each day, each portion should weigh about 80g, for children, it's less, but still five sorts a day.
Why do we need 5 different types of fruit and vegetables?
Because each variety has different properties and a different set of minerals and vitamins - all with particular benefits to health.
Why bother trying to eat five a day? It makes up part of a balanced and healthy diet and there's a huge variety to choose from!
What about other benefits?
Who says so?
The World Health Organization recommends that we should eat about 400g of fruit and vegetables each day which equates to about 5 portions of about 80g.
What about kids? It is recommended that children also try and eat five a day. Does this sound a huge task? Well, it needn't be as there are so many foods that do count and you can work fruit and vegetables into your day quite easily.
Enjoy trying and eating your fruit and veg with your children... they will be more keen if you are keen too!
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