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5 A Day on the go

If your life keeps you on the run - working late, travelling often, always busy - it might seem hard to make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables. But by making a few easy changes, you can fit 5 A Day into even the busiest schedule.…

5 A Day portion sizes

One adult portion of fruit or vegetables is 80g. The guide below will give you an indication of typical portion sizes for adults. Children should also eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. The amount of food a…

5 A Day recipes

Fruit and vegetables that are cooked into any kind of dish count towards your 5 A Day. This means that some of your favourite meals can help you get your five portions. To get started, why not try our healthy fajita recipe? Fajita fiesta with 5 A…

5 A Day tips

Getting your 5 A Day is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals. Here are some ideas to get you started. 5 A Day at breakfast Add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat natural yoghurt. Try a handful of…

5 A Day: what counts?

Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A Day, so it may be easier than you think to get your recommended daily amount.   At a glance: what counts? 80g of fresh, canned and or frozen fruit and vegetables counts as one 5 A…

5 ways to prevent hearing loss

Hearing loss can't always be prevented - sometimes it's just part of getting older. But hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises is completely avoidable. There are some simple things you can do to help stop loud noises from permanently damaging your hearing, no matter…

5 ways to wipe out winter tiredness

Do you find it harder to roll out of bed in winter when the temperature drops and the mornings are darker? If so, you're not alone. Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. Here are five energy-giving solutions that may help - and some conditions that can…

8 key times to quit smoking

Research shows that most smokers get motivated to quit very suddenly, spurred into action by a specific event, milestone or resolution. Did you know? Smokers who use their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to successfully stop smoking for good.…

Activity holidays

There are many ways to get fit and have fun on holiday, from activity breaks to motivating your kids to get active. One of the main excuses for not exercising is lack of time. But when you're on holiday you've got plenty of time, so make the most…

Adjusting to disability

We often talk about disability as if it's a lifelong condition. In fact, more than 80% of people with a disability were born without it and find they have to adjust. If you become disabled through accident, illness or a deteriorating medical condition, life will change significantly. But…
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