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

Thought so? Well we can help you change that.

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.

The Academy has devised a dietary plan for you to follow which will make it easy.

Here it is:

  • 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 yummy.

  • 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. Why not have 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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Did you know?
The four most popular fruits eaten in the UK are:
Bananas
Apples
Oranges
Tomatoes

Did you know?
Brussels sprouts contain three times the vitamin C as the same weight of oranges


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:: Food Standards Agency: Food and Sport
:: Food Standards Agency: Fruit and Veg

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