In Living and Learning, we discussed the importance of a balanced diet and the advice of ‘five-a-day’. We looked at the different portion sizes that counted towards your five-a-day and talked about the differences in fresh, dried, tinned and cooked fruit and vegetables.
Did you know:
- you should only have 150ml of fruit juice a day?
- if you drink a fruit smoothie, it only counts as one portion no matter how many different fruits are in there?
- dried fruit should be eaten as a dessert rather than a snack to prevent tooth decay?
- it is healthier to buy tinned fruit in juices rather than syrup?
Help at home: Visit the NHS website which gives more information about portion sizes and healthy choices. Then, with this knowledge, why not try to plan, prepare and enjoy a healthy meal which contributes towards your five-a-day.