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5 A Day Message

The 5 a day is based on advice from the World Health Organization, which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Good source of folate, vitamin C and potassium.
Juices and smoothies count but usually only as one portion.
Potatoes are considered a starchy food and don't count.
Frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables count.
Dried fruit counts towards your 5 a day.


Watch the 5 a day video (opens in a new window) and then answer the following questions.

True/False Quiz

Q1. Fruit and vegetables are rich in antioxidants?
Q2. Five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is equivalent to 400g a day?
Q3. Cooked vegetables don’t count towards your 5 a day?
Q4. Beans, Lentils and Chickpeas have even more nutritional value than other vegetables?
Q5. A glass of apple juice has less fibre than a whole apple?

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