Why you should eat 5 a day
Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day helps to keep your body healthy.
Fruits and vegetables give us lots of important nutrients, like fibre and vitamins. This is why it’s good to eat lots of them – at least five portions a day.
What is a portion?
A child’s portion of fruits or vegetables is roughly what you can fit into your cupped hand.
Did you know?
- Canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables still count towards your 5 a day
- Fruits and vegetables still count when they are mixed with other foods for example in a pasta sauce
- Fruit juice, beans AND baked beans count towards your 5 a day.