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The HiPP team 5-a-day competition!

Friday, July 22, 2011

fruitLast week was 5-a-day mania in the HiPP office as everyone competed to see who was able to eat their 5-a-day!

All of the team in our Newbury office filled out the new HiPP 5-a-day record sheets and it became very competitive!

The results!

Everyone did a really great job at getting involved in this activity. Although not everyone met their 5-a-day every day, it has definitely made the team more aware of the importance of 5-a-day, how much a portion is and everybody has been making an effort to include plenty of fruit & vegetables in their diet.

After looking at the results, Amy, one of our nutritionists suggested the below tips:
  • Try to eat a range of fruit & vegetables and not just stick to e.g. 1 apple, 1 banana per day. There is a whole host of exciting fruits available e.g. nectarines, cherries, berries, kiwis, and all are very tasty at the moment.
  • Don't fill your 5-a-day up with too much fruit, everyone needs a balance of both fruit & vegetables, and as fruit does contain sugar you need to be careful it doesn’t damage your teeth!

You can see the results here for yourself:

Group 1 and group 2

Why is 5-a-day important?

  • Fruit & vegetables are part of a balanced diet and keep us healthy
  • Fruit & vegetables are a good source of vitamin and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C and folate
  • Fruit & vegetables are a good source of dietary fibre, which helps maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation
  • A diet including plenty of fruit & vegetables helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers
  • They taste great and there is a wide variety to choose from

Also, did you know that the type of food offered in infancy can predict foods that will still be in their diet when they are older, so including 5 different portions of fruit & vegetables in your baby’s daily diet will help them to learn to love a wide variety.

Can you do better?

Why not take up the challenge yourself? Download our 5-a-day record sheet now!