The Government wants to make Britain a healthier
place and tackle health inequalities in England.
Experts at the Department of Health say one in
five children don't eat any fruit and they believe that by teaching
them about healthy eating, the diets of whole families can change.
The 5-A-Day Norfolk campaign which has government
funding, aims to increase healthy living by encouraging kids to
eat five portions of fruit and vegetables each day with their
project called Grab5!
Eating an apple a day will help prevent illness
The reason why fruit and vegetables are so good
for you is because of they have lots of vitamins and minerals.
Fruit and vegetables also contain many complex
plant components called phytochemicals.
Some of the vitamins and phytochemicals are also
antioxidants, which help to prevent cancer in the body.
The Norfolk 5-A-Day team visit schools and teach
children about the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables
as well as giving support to teachers in setting up healthy living