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Eating The Rainbow

We’re always being told to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but I prefer a different kind of five-a-day: you should aim to eat five different colours of vegetables daily - try eating the rainbow! Variety is good for the bugs that live in our guts, collectively known as our microbio...

We’re always being told to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but I prefer a different kind of five-a-day: you should aim to...

Dr Rangan Chatterjee
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Are You Eating Enough Veg?

We’ve all heard that we need to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day but even that is not enough according to government recommendations. We asked the team at the Food Foundation to explain. How much veg do we eat? When asked about how many portions of veg their children consume, parents in...

We’ve all heard that we need to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day but even that is not enough according to government recommendatio...

The Food Foundation
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Learning to Love Greens

If there’s one thing that everyone in our culture ‘knows’ about small children, it’s that they can’t stand broccoli (or cabbage or spinach). In 2015, Disney Pixar released the animated film ‘Inside Out’, which dramatizes the emotions inside an American girl’s head. Any time the girl...

If there’s one thing that everyone in our culture ‘knows’ about small children, it’s that they can’t stand broccoli (or cabbage or...

Bee Wilson
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The Power of Vegetables as First Foods

It’s recommended that ‘complementary feeding’ (also known as weaning), where food is introduced alongside your baby’s usual milk, should begin at around six months. This is an important window for exploring new flavours and textures and developing future taste preferences. To optimise on th...

It’s recommended that ‘complementary feeding’ (also known as weaning), where food is introduced alongside your baby’s usual milk, sh...

Jenny Rosborough & Catherine Lippe
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5 Top Tips for Fussy Eaters

You may have the best of intentions for upping your child’s veg intake, but it isn’t always easy to get children to eat their greens. Researchers have tested several methods to find out what helps and hampers children’s veg intake. Here are my five top tips for getting your child to eat thei...

You may have the best of intentions for upping your child’s veg intake, but it isn’t always easy to get children to eat their greens....

Dr Clare Llewellyn
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How to Afford Veg on a Budget

Getting kids to eat well can be hard. For parents on a budget, the challenge can be overwhelming. There are things a parent who is struggling with money will have to face that their well-off counterparts might not consider. Will the food I buy be wasted? Can I afford an alternative option if my chi...

Getting kids to eat well can be hard. For parents on a budget, the challenge can be overwhelming. There are things a parent who is struggli...

Kathleen Kerridge
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Why are you making vegetables scary?

When we started Veg Power we started with a simple question – why don’t kids like vegetables? We had studied vegetable marketing campaigns across the world, and they fitted into three types – hale and hearty farmers carrying craft boxes of luscious vegetables, wonderful mannered children in e...

When we started Veg Power we started with a simple question – why don’t kids like vegetables? We had studied vegetable marketing campai...

Dan Parker
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