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The five-a-day health plan

How often do you go through the day having eaten five portions of fruit or vegetables?

Did you know?
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The four most popular fruits eaten in the UK are:

Not as much as you would like would probably be the answer from many of you.

The Food Standards Agency recommends that everyone has five portions of fruit or vegetables per day in their diet.

To do this you'll have to eat fruit or veg as part of every meal and as a snack in between.

It may sound difficult but that is where we can help.

We have devised a dietary plan for you to follow which will make it easy.

  • At breakfast have a glass of unsweetened fruit juice, which will count as one portion. Or slice fruit onto your cereals. Bananas on your cornflakes or weetabix are a good start.

  • As a mid-morning snack eat a piece of fruit or enjoy a fruit salad.

  • For lunch have a minimum of one portion of vegetables. Try eating a salad, cooked vegetables or a jacket potato with baked beans.

  • For a mid-afternoon snack, have a small handful of dried fruit with yoghurt or a fruit smoothie.

  • For dinner eat one or two types of cooked vegetables or a portion of fresh or tinned fruit for pudding.

    Don't worry if you don't manage this every day to begin with. But stick at it and the routine shouldn't be hard to keep going.


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