Potatoes NZ Inc. is supporting 5+ A Day Charitable Trust with the 5+ A Day Challenge during February 2015.
Do you know how many serves of fruit and vegetables you should be aiming to eat a day?
We should be eating at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day. This means at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables (the amount which fits into the palm of your hand is a handy measure for fruit, e.g. 2 apricots for an adult, 1 for a small child or 1 medium potato or 1/2 cup mashed potato). But the truth is only 59.3% of males and 72.2% of females are meeting 3 serves of vegetables a day.*
Its important we meet these recommendations as fruit and vegetables (including potatoes) give us a range of vitamins, minerals (think folate, vitamins A, C, potassium and phytochemicals) and fibre. As most fruit and vegetables (yes potatoes too!) are low in energy and are filling they may also help us in maintaining a healthy weight!
* NZ Health Survey 2011-2013
The 5+ A Day Challenge – February 2015
When: 1-28 February 2015.
What: Add an extra serving of fruit and vegetables to your day.
Why: To feel great and win fabulous prizes.
About: Visit www.5aday.co.nz for inspiration and details on how to enter the 5+ A Day Challenge.
Enter: Like Fredge on facebook.com/5adayNZ and join the 5+ A Day Challenge via the Challenge app. You can also access exclusive competitions, fresh recipes and giveaways.
Make sure you check out our great potatoes recipes and some fun ways to include more potatoes into your diet!