We’ve all heard we should be eating 2 to 5-a-day, and many of us do; we throw some berries on our morning bowl of cereal, grab an apple at lunch and maybe some mango for dessert - But whilst we fill our shopping trollies full of apples, oranges, blueberries and bananas apparently we forget the humble veggie!
As vegetables get left behind on the shelf, it's time we brought some praise to these easy to cook, nutritious and great tasting staple food.
A recent report on the state of Australia’s health revealed growing levels of obesity in adults and children. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report revealed disconcerting figures on fruit and vegetable intake for children and adults of 49 per cent and 8 per cent respectively, with vegetable intake disproportionately lower.
Eating the right balance of fruit and vegetables is essential to help fight the risk of contracting lifestyle induced chronic illness, such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Life Education believe that educating children from an early age about the benefits of eating healthily and exercising regularly helps to curb bad habits that progress into adulthood. Life Education programs for children of all ages help kids to make healthy decisions when it comes to the food they eat, the exercise they do and also some crucial lifestyle choices they make in the future.
Life Education, a partner of Educational Experience, empowers children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education. Life Education is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that has delivered programs to more than five million children and young people for over 35 years.