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Britons failing to reach five-a-day fruit and veg goal


www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that fewer than a third of adults and only one in 10 children are eating their recommended "five-a-day" of fruit and vegetables, government figures suggest. 08-08-2012

The results, published in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, show that on average, adults eat only four portions a day.

Tracy Parker, dietician at the British Heart Foundation, said: "It's disappointing that a year on there has been no real improvement in the number of young people eating their five-a-day. Fruit and vegetables help young minds and bodies develop and should be an integral part of any teenager's diet.

"It's not just young people though - all age groups are failing to clear the five-a-day bar.
 
"The nation is consuming too much saturated fat and too many people have high cholesterol - a major risk factor for heart and circulatory disease."

With thanks to www.bbc.co.uk
 
To read the full story go to:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18984025#





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