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4-in-1 pre-school booster

The 4-in-1 pre-school booster vaccine is offered to three-year-old children to boost their protection against four different serious diseases: diphtheria  tetanus  whooping cough polio Children are routinely vaccinated against these illnesses as babies through the 6-in-1 vaccine. The 4-in-1 pre-school booster vaccine increases their immunity even further. When should children have the 4-in-1…

4-in-1 pre-school booster side effects

The 4-in-1 pre-school booster is very safe but, as with all medicines, some babies do get side effects.  Side effects are generally mild and short lived and most likely to happen within 48 hours of the injection. Most children won't have any problems at all. Very common reactions to the pre-school…

4-in-1 pre-school booster: FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? Why is IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) used rather than OPV (oral polio vaccine), which was used in the past? Can you get polio from the polio part of this vaccine? What is the difference between dTaP/IPV and DTaP/IPV? How do we…

5 A Day and your family

Do you cook and shop for a family household, including a fussy eater or two? It's easier than you might think to ensure everyone gets five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. There are many ways to introduce more fruit and vegetables into your family's…

5 A Day FAQs

Do you have a question about 5 A Day? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Does the fruit and veg have to be fresh? How much is one portion of fruit for adults? How much is one portion of vegetables for adults? Do potatoes…

5 A Day on a budget

It doesn't have to cost a lot to get your 5 A Day. Here are some cheaper ways to stock up on fruit and veg. Read our top tips on how to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet while still saving money. 10 top tips to get 5 A…

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 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…
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