5 A Day
All you need to know about 5 A Day for the whole family – including top tips to eat more fruit and vegetables, portion sizes and what counts towards your five portions.
Why eat more fruit and veg?
Fruit and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, and are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Eating plenty of fruit and veg helps keep us healthy, and may reduce the risk of disease and some cancers.
There are lots of varieties of fruit and vegetables to choose from, and we have loads of delicious veg-packed recipes and snacks that make the most of them, as well as plenty of top tips and tricks to help you eat more fruit and veg throughout the day.
So even if you have a picky eater on your hands, you’re bound to find something tasty your child will like. Healthier eating has never been so easy!
Cutting back on saturated fat
We all know too much fat is bad for us – but we don’t always know how much or what type of fat we’re eating. There can be a surprising amount of saturated fat in everyday food and drink.
Do you know the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats? Check out the handy tips from Change4Life for making the right choices at breakfast, lunch and teatime.
At the supermarket, look out for reduced-fat versions of your family favourites like lower-fat milks, cheeses and sauces.
Download the free Food Scanner app from Change4Life via:
Healthy takeaway options
Top tips and tasty alternative recipes to help you make healthier choices for your family.