Healthy eating

When trying to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day - remember you can choose from fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or juiced. Potatoes do not count because they are a starchy food.

One portion = 80 grams = any of these

  • 1 apple, banana, pear, orange or other similar sized fruit

  • 2 plums or similar sized fruit

  • Half a grapefruit or avocado

  • 1 slice of large fruit, such as melon or pineapple

  • 3 heaped tablespoons of vegetables (raw, cooked, frozen or canned)

  • 3 heaped tablespoons of beans and pulses (however much you eat, beans and pulses count as a maximum of one portion a day)

  • 3 heaped tablespoons of fruit salad (fresh or canned in fruit juice) or stewed fruit

  • 1 heaped tablespoon of dried fruit (such as raisins and apricots)

  • 1 cupful of grapes, cherries or berries

  • a dessert bowl of salad

  • a glass (150ml) of fruit juice (however much you drink, fruit juice counts as a maximum of one portion a day)

If you would like more information about healthy eating, you can contact the Food Team here at the Council:

Telephone: 01529 414155
Fax: 01529 308394

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