The 5 to 10 a day website’s goal “is to reduce the risk of cancer and cardio-vascular disease, by encouraging Canadians to consume at least five servings of vegetables and fruit a day as part of a healthy diet (as described in Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating), and as part of a healthy lifestyle. The aim of the campaign is not only to create awareness, but also to change people’s eating habits, within a healthy, active lifestyle.”
Sad Statistics: While 87% of Canadians know that eating vegetables and fruit can help prevent certain diseases, only 25% are eating the recommended 5-10 servings of vegetables and fruit each day, according to a survey conducted as part of the 5 to 10 a day healthy eating campaign.
I spent some time at their website today, and appreciated their easy to navigate, fact filled pages. They use a fruit/vegetable colour scheme to encourage variety (red, green,white/tan/brown, yellow/orange, and blue/purple) and include some tips on how to get your children to participate. There are articles, recipes, tips, and a “Did you know?” section.
I recommend that you visit this site and study its pages. You can find it at 5to10aday.com
p.s. Can you name at least 1 vegetable and 1 fruit from each of the 5 colours mentioned above? check your answers here.
Above article by Richard Killey
You should also visit this site for more “Did you know” tips.