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Seasonal Equilibrium: A Fresh Feast For Well-Balanced Celebrations

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:02 am | Five plus a day

Avoid over-indulging and bring some balance to your Christmas celebrations this year by including colourful fresh fruit and vegetables to brighten up – and lighten up – your festive dishes. 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is encouraging Kiwis to keep ... More >>

Eat Water-rich Foods To Stay Hydrated This World Fruit & Vegetable Day

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 10:41 am | Five plus a day

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is leading a global celebration of fruit and vegetables by encouraging Kiwis to consume more fresh produce with a high water content to boost hydration. World Fruit & Vegetable Day is celebrated by 30 different nations ... More >>

Expert Says Eating Two Servings Of Fruit Is More Important Than Ever During Winter

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 4:37 pm | Five plus a day

Auckland, Tuesday 4th July 2023: With winter chills hitting, 5+ A Day Trustee and Principal Scientist and Team Leader at Plant and Food Research, Dr Carolyn Lister, says getting at least two servings of fruit each day is a great way to improve your ... More >>

More Than A Third Of Us Throwing Away Valuable Nutrition

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 9:01 am | Five plus a day

The humble broccoli, a Kiwi family favourite, is currently being thrown away in staggering amounts. Each year, more than 282 tonnes, or the equivalent of a blue whale of stems are being added to our household landfill waste. Richard Burke, CEO ... More >>

Cauliflower Steak Predicted To Trend This Winter

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 11:05 am | Five plus a day

Vegetables don’t have to be the side dish to main meals this winter, as the seasons brings forth a selection of delicious options for the whānau table. A cauliflower steak*, roasted with paprika and chilli is a great quick, mid-week option. Serve ... More >>

Principals Give Fresh Produce Initiative Top Marks Amidst Soaring Food Insecurity

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 11:17 am | Five plus a day

Data released this week reveals the Fruit and Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative, which provides fresh produce to over 120,000 tamariki and school staff each year, continues to be the most popular healthy kai programme in Aotearoa. An independent ... More >>

New Zealand Citrus Provides Essential Health Benefits

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 8:45 am | Five plus a day

New Zealand’s favourite citrus fruit are now in season and Kiwi shoppers are encouraged to enjoy this important produce throughout the day for a great tasting, affordable vitamin boost. Wayne Hall, Chair of Citrus New Zealand says the 2023 season is off ... More >>

Autumn Fruit Comes To Market Against All Odds

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 9:00 am | Five plus a day

Cooling weather this month brings a change to our eating as well as our wardrobes with seasonal autumn fruit providing good value and nutritional benefits for whānau. Despite the havoc caused to orchards and farms during the January floods and Cyclone ... More >>

New Zealand’s Passionfruit Growers Excited To Share The Fruit Of Their Labour

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 9:33 am | Five plus a day

The 2023 passionfruit crop has survived the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle and is arriving in stores with the country’s small team of commercial growers based in sub-tropical areas such as Northland, the Bay of Plenty and Taranaki pleased to ... More >>

Fresh Produce Initiative Ensures Tamariki A Healthy Start To School Year

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 8:55 am | Five plus a day

Next week the Fruit in Schools (FIS) initiative begins another year of providing an essential service to our youngest New Zealanders. Over 110,000 tamariki in 566 schools and kura across Aotearoa will receive a healthy snack of fresh fruit or vegetables ... More >>

Balance Your Festive Fare With Fresh Fruit And Vegetables

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 10:03 am | Five plus a day

New Zealand’s 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is encouraging us all to include more fruit and vegetables in our celebrations leading up to Christmas to provide a balanced approach during the festive season. <img src="" ... More >>

Kiwi Fresh Produce Advocates Support Global Fruit And Vegetable Initiative

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 8:33 am | Five plus a day

New Zealand’s 5+ A Day Charitable Trust has joined the global call for a World Fruit and Vegetable Day, to be celebrated this Friday 14thOctober. The day aims to officially recognise the initiative to raise awareness of the vital role fruit and ... More >>

Start Your Spring Journey To Health With Seasonal Fruit And Vegetables

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 8:53 am | Five plus a day

It’s time to kick off those winter blues and start dreaming of the warm weather to come, so why not reset the health and wellbeing of your whānau this September with some new healthy habits. Spring fruit and vegetables are currently being harvested ... More >>

Sweeten Up Winter Days With Nature’s Perfect Healthy Snack

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 9:30 am | Five plus a day

Grey skies and cold temperatures can leave us all feeling a bit low over the cooler months, so this winter the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust are encouraging Kiwi families to brighten up their day by choosing delicious, seasonal fruit for a super healthy, ... More >>

Make Lasting Change On Earth Day By Kicking Your Food Waste Habits

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 2:22 pm | Five plus a day

Kiwi consumers have a secret dirty habit that emits more tonnes of carbon emissions each year than 150,000 cars. In 2021 we threw away enough food waste to keep entire population of Dunedin fed for three years*, and the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is ... More >>

Make Fabulous Feijoas An Essential Part Of Your 5+ A Day

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:11 am | Five plus a day

Every year as we get set to farewell another summer, the tropical flavours of the feijoa/whitoa signal the start of cooler months and remind us of childhoods spent foraging under the neighbours’ trees for these delicious Autumn fruit. A well-loved ... More >>

Vibrant Autumn Colours Bring Essential Health Benefits

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 8:58 am | Five plus a day

Shorter days, cooler nights and the spectacular show of leaves changing colour on trees around Aotearoa heralds the beginning of autumn and the start of a delicious new season of fresh fruit and vegetables. The most vibrantly coloured fruit are the ... More >>

Dame Lisa Encouraging Whānau To Get Their 5+ A Day

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 9:26 am | Five plus a day

Olympian, World Champion and Halberg Sportswoman of the Decade, Dame Lisa Carrington, is using her star power to encourage Kiwi families to make healthy choices by partnering with the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust. <img src="" ... More >>

Health And Romance Go Hand-in-Hand On Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 9:02 am | Five plus a day

This Valentine’s Day, New Zealanders are encouraged to show some passion with the gift of perfectly timed, in season, Kiwi-grown passionfruit - one of the most delicious, succulent and decadent fruit grown on our shores. With its annual campaign ... More >>

Celebrating The Important Things In Life With Fresh, Summer Favourites

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 9:21 am | Five plus a day

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to start planning seasonal dishes as we celebrate what’s really important by keeping our whanau healthy with lots of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables. With our health and wellbeing an important ... More >>





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