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5+ A Day

Ministry of Health Information

Ministry of Health Information & Requirements

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand recommends that adults eat at least three servings of vegetables and two of fruit each day.

The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables per day (excluding potatoes and other starchy tubers).

Vegetables and fruit provide carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins and minerals and are low in fat. They should be eaten with most meals and are good snack foods.

 

Ministry of Health statistics - Fruit and vegetable intake 

 

Per day

Portrait of Health 

2005-2007     

NZ Health Survey 

2013-2014

Males

Eating 3 or more servings of vegetables

56%

58.4%

Males

Eating 2 or more servings of fruit

50%

45.2%

Females

Eating 3 or more servings of vegetables

69%

63.5%

Females

Eating 2 or more servings of fruit

68%

48.5%

 Note: These are based on the standard serving sizes.

 

Physical Activity Recommendations

Be active every day, in as many ways as possible. The amount of physical activity recommended varies with your stage of life. Activity guides can be found in the link below.

(http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/food-and-physical-activity/physical-activity/being-active-everyone-every-age)

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