Did you know that different countries have different daily requirements for vegetables?
– In 2005, the Australian government launched “Go for 2+5”, meaning two 150g portions of fruit and five 75g portions of vegetables.
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France and Germany
FIVE servings of vegetables a day are encouraged 🙂
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Sadly, the US abandoned the numbers in favour of a “fruit and veggies – more matters” campaign in 2007.
Oyebode said she thought the Australian example was probably the one to follow.
“I think it makes a lot of sense,” she said. “It is aiming for more and the balance is two fruit and five veg. From our study it looks like vegetables are better than fruit.
But I don’t feel very strongly that the guidelines should be changed because the majority of people know they should eat five (vegetables) a day and only 25% manage that.”
We are definitely in the 25% category but we went on a “real food challenge” in 2012 and wow, it opened our eyes and taste buds to a whole new world of FOOD!