Healtheries Naturopathic Team
Learn how you can boost your children's health by getting more vegetables onto their plates.
According to a report published in 2010 by the Ministry of Health, 60 per cent of children and young people are not eating enough vegetables.
Vegetables contain rich sources of vitamins, minerals and special antioxidant compounds. They help to keep cells healthy and protect against many common health problems. Vegetables are also high in dietary fibre which promote bowel regularity.
Health experts recommend parents and children make half of their meal vegetables. And while some parents find it a challenge to get their children to eat more vegetables, it's never too late to encourage healthier choices.
Whichever way you try, children need a wide variety of vegetables to keep them growing and developing at their best.