Sunday 10th October, 2021 12:00 AM - Sunday 17th October, 2021 12:00 AM
Eat for health
There is a well-established link between increased intake of fruit and vegetables and improved health outcomes. Diets rich in fruit and vegetables have been shown to protect against high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
Eat for mood
Veggies are also good for our mood. What we eat plays a huge role in how we feel physically, and mentally. When we eat better, we feel better. Find the vegetables that can boost your mood.
The COVID opportunity
COVID-19 has impacted us all. It’s locked down large chunks of Australia for extended periods over the last 18 months. We’re slowly making our way out – and it’s time to think about our health. There’s no better time to make a change to how we eat. More vegetables, more mealtimes and more opportunities to connect with family and friends.
Only 7.5% of Australian adults eat enough veggies
For children it is even less. In fact, Australians eat 13kg less veggies than we did 20 years ago. We all know we should eat more. Increasing the amount to vegetables we eat is everyone’s job, not just so we can feel and live well right now, but so we can look after the generations to come after us.
Try for 5
Held during National Nutrition Week (October 10-17), Try for 5 is a unique collaboration between Nutrition Australia, vegetable growers and other health-focused organisations to help you get more vegetables in your day.
To learn more click HERE