Day 2: 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 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.

Make a fruit smoothie by mashing a banana, some strawberries and 3 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt. Then add a glass of semi-skimmed of milk and whisk it up.

More tips to get a portion of your 5 A DAY:

Pack one
A piece of fruit or veg can help cheer up a lunchbox. Try carrot sticks, baby tomatoes or a banana with a face drawn on the skin.

Sprinkle one
It’s easy to add fresh, frozen or canned fruit and veg to meals. Try sprinkling sweetcorn or pineapple chunks on top of a pizza.

Dip one
It’s fun to dunk. Cucumber, pepper & carrot sticks all go great with low fat dips.