Eating fresh vegetables every day helps maintain good health. It is never too late to develop a love for vegetables, but it's great to try and establish good habits early on.

This section is full of information on great vegetables to enjoy during pregnancy and breast feeding. When your baby is ready to try solids, have a read over Vegetables for baby and toddlers for ways to prepare vegetables at different stages.

Children and teenagers can still learn to enjoy vegetables; look at Vegetables for children and Vegetables for teenagers for some great suggestions.

Vegetables, especially the brightly coloured ones, are packed full of nutrients that your body needs to maintain good health and energy; see Nutrition.

Research has proved that people who eat fresh vegetables every day are less likely to suffer from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Offering your children a selection of fresh vegetables will increase how many vegetables they will eat.

To get the most from the nutrients in vegetables every day, try choosing vegetables from each of the five colour groups; red, white/brown, green, blue/purple, yellow/orange.

Visit the other pages in this section for advice and information to help your family enjoy eating fresh New Zealand vegetables.