One in six young people interviewed as part of the Dolmio’s Papa’s Big Tomato Challenge believed a blueberry muffin would count as one of their ‘five a day’.
The ‘five a day’ government incentive recommends we consume 2 portions of fruit and 3 portions of vegetables every day as part of a healthy, balanced diet. This does not include jam, milk, cereal or water as many of the young participants believed.
The poll questioned parents and children from over 500 families across the UK and found that although most children were generally clued-up about healthy eating, there was still a lot of confusion around what ‘five a day’ should constitute.
95% of the children understood the importance of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, however, 16% thought that included jam, 15%...