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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 >>

New Zealanders Leading The World In Celebrating Fruit And Vegetable Day

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 3:11 pm | Five plus a day

This Friday the 15th of October, Aotearoa New Zealand will be the first country to celebrate World Fruit and Vegetable Day and it’s also a chance to acknowledge our rating amongst the nations with the highest fresh produce consumption. Research ... More >>

More New Zealanders Eating Their 5+ A Day

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:17 am | Five plus a day

New research shows that more New Zealanders than ever are eating the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables, but many struggle to find the time to prepare fresh produce. The survey conducted in June this year by independent research company ... More >>

5+ A Day Getting South Auckland Tamariki Growing, One Garden At A Time

Monday, 24 May 2021, 10:09 am | Five plus a day

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is the newest sponsor of a game changing garden charity initiative, Oke, and together they are committed to building sustainable gardens for primary schools throughout South Auckland. Established in 2015, Oke provides ... More >>

New Zealand Persimmons Grow 20 Percent In Popularity

Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:08 am | Five plus a day

 One of New Zealand’s most on-trend fruit, locally grown persimmons, are about to hit the markets. Ian Turk, Manager of the New Zealand Persimmon Industry Council, says local growing operations have gone from strength to strength as New ... More >>

Healthy Christmas Platters A Gift To Kiwi Growers

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 8:36 am | Five plus a day

Enjoy the best of what New Zealand has to offer and support Kiwi growers by serving up a colourful platter of beautiful fruit and vegetables this Christmas. 5+ A Day Charitable Trust Chairman David Smith says summer provides an amazing array of fresh ... More >>

Kiwis Urged To Support Local Strawberry Growers This Season

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 10:09 am | Five plus a day

Strawberry growers say Kiwi consumers will “hit the jackpot” this month and are hoping they’ll snap up the huge volume of top-quality strawberries that are available from now until Christmas. Strawberry Growers NZ Executive Manager Mick ... More >>

Te Reo Māori Celebrated In New 5+ A Day Resource

Monday, 14 September 2020, 8:30 am | Five plus a day

A new story book for young children that showcases kai hauora (healthy food) and traditional Māori knowledge is being launched by the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust to help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this September. Te Taonga nei te Kūmara (The ... More >>

Seasonal Fresh Fruit! An Ideal Choice For Breakfast On-The-Go

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 9:46 am | Five plus a day

Being organised is crucial to getting out the door on time and it’s more important than ever for Kiwis to eat a healthy breakfast during their morning rush. Vitamin-rich fruit such as kiwifruit, tamarillos, oranges and lemons will help support immunity ... More >>

Virtual’ Adventure Takes Borders Away For Kiwi Kids

Monday, 27 July 2020, 10:43 am | Five plus a day

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is encouraging teachers to enrol their primary school students in a ‘virtual adventure’ next term that will take them around the world while encouraging healthier eating and exercise habits. Up to 20,000 Kiwi kids can ... More >>

Nourish Yourself With A Winter Power Bowl

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 10:11 am | Five plus a day

Mother Nature cleverly provides everything our bodies need throughout the year and winter vegetables are now in season to keep us healthy and warm. During winter we are designed to eat more comforting and nourishing foods like soups, stews, casseroles ... More >>

Autumn Fruit Boosts Health As Kiwis Get Moving Again

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 9:56 am | Five plus a day

 Now that we are at Level 3, it is time to get both the economy and our bodies moving again. Let’s shift out of hibernation and kickstart our health, mood and energy levels for the day by focusing on our breakfast nutrition. Autumn has ... More >>

Feast On Feijoas To Keep Your Immunity Levels Up

Monday, 6 April 2020, 10:09 am | Five plus a day

Feijoas are coming into season at just the right time as Kiwis search for new ways to boost their immunity and overall health. This year’s feijoa crop will peak in April and remain in plentiful supply until the end of June. Consuming two feijoas ... More >>

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Expected To Rise During COVID-19

Friday, 20 March 2020, 12:01 pm | Five plus a day

AUCKLAND, 20 March 2020: Fresh fruit and vegetable consumption is expected to rise as more people stay at home due to COVID-19, as recent research suggests that lack of time was a factor in Kiwis falling to consume their recommended daily intake. ... More >>