National Nutrition Week by Nutrition Australia is on from the 10th to 17th October, and this year Life Education Queensland and Healthy Eats are getting behind the ‘Try for 5’ theme aimed at encouraging Australian families to add more vegetables to their diet.
Packed full of essential vitamins, minerals and fibre, veggies are essential in supporting healthy growth and development in children but… we also know it isn’t always easy to get kids to eat them.
The stats speak for themselves. Did you know in Queensland in 2020, just 4.6 per cent of children met their daily recommended vegetable intake? And in 2019, only 8 per cent of adults met their daily recommended veggie intake.
So, to pump up those numbers we’ve come up with a great list of yummy kid-approved vegetable snacks to boost that veggie intake toward the recommended 5 veggie serves a day.