It’s sobering to think only 7% of adults and 5% of children eat the recommended serves of vegetables each day.
Australia’s leading vegetable growers have joined forces with Nutrition Australia and other health-focused organisations to call on all Australians to ‘get more veg in their life’ by Trying for 5.
Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) is supporting Nutrition Australia’s annual campaign Try for 5 during National Nutrition Week (Oct 10-17). The campaign celebrates vegetables and the important role they can play in our health and wellbeing.
Nutrition Australia and supporting partners have curated a delicious vegetable recipe hub – a collection of over 100 new forward-thinking veg-recipes from well-known culinary identities, recipe developers and vegetable growers.
The Try for 5 campaign is all about providing everyday Australians with the inspiration to think of vegetables in different ways.
Try for 5 is a call for action. Getting more vegetables in your life can be as simple as:
1. Adding an extra handful of vegetables in your meals
2. Trying a new recipe – have a vegetables-only meal once a week
3. Snacking smarter with vegetables.
We are lucky to live amongst some fantastic agricultural land within our community, who grow an array of vegetables that we can be including in our meals.
There’s no better time to make a change. The Try for 5 campaign runs from October 10-17, 2021. Nutrition Australia’s social media platforms will feature live cooking sessions with veg ambassadors and growers, delicious daily recipes, dietician Q&As and a cook-it, shoot-it, share-it competition.
Check out try for 5 at www.tryfor5.org.au
During National Nutrition Week, we will be sharing tips on our Facebook page and website, as well as videos from our dietitian. To stay up to date, follow us on Facebook!