Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help you stay healthy. It’s important that you and your family eat enough of them.

We should all aim to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. As a rough guide, 1 portion is the amount they can fit in the palm of their hand.

To get the most out of your 5 A Day, your 5 portions should include a variety of fruit and vegetables. This is because different fruits and vegetables contain different combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A Day. They can be fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced. Potatoes, yams and cassava do not count because they mainly contribute starch to the diet.

To learn more about what counts towards your 5 A Day, go to 5 A Day: what counts? and 5 A Day: portion sizes.

Print off this Fruit & Vegetable Chart, to help your family keep track of how much fruit and veg they are eating.

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