Eating fresh vegetables = good health
Eating fresh vegetables every day helps maintain good health. However, it can be difficult to convince children of these facts. When given a choice between a sweet, or a piece of raw vegetable, e.g. carrot, most children will choose the sweet. However, if there is no other choice, they will happily eat the carrot.
Research has proved that people who eat fresh vegetables every day are less likely to suffer from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
Vegetables, especially the brightly coloured ones, are packed with many of the nutrients that your body needs to maintain good health and energy; see Nutrition.
Visit the other pages in this section for advice and information to help your family enjoy eating fresh New Zealand vegetables.