Vegetables and fruitVVegetables and fruitVegetables and fruitEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC7.5000000000000065.5000000000000180.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the nutrients in and recommended serving sizes for vegetables and fruit, one of the four food groups in Canada's Food Guide.</p><ul><li>Source of fibre</li><li>Good source of vitamin A and C, potassium, magnesium and some B vitamins such as folate</li><li>May reduce risk of some cancers and heart disease<br></li></ul><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Vegetables and fruit are a good source of fibre, folate, vitamins A and C and potassium and magnesium. </li><li>Have your child eat at least one vegetable or fruit at each meal or snack.</li><li>Your child should eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable every day.</li></ul><br>
Légumes et fruitsLLégumes et fruitsVegetables and fruitFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez les nutriments présents dans les fruits et les légumes, l’un des quatre groupes alimentaires du Guide alimentaire canadien, de même que la taille des portions recommandées.</p><ul><li>Source de fibres</li><li>Bonne source de vitamine A et C, de potassium, de magnésium et quelques vitamines du groupe B comme le folate</li><li>Peuvent réduire les risques de certains types de cancers et de maladies cardiaques<br></li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les fruits et les légumes sont une bonne source de fibres, de folate, de vitamine A et C, de potassium et de magnésium.</li><li>Chaque repas ou collation, faites manger à votre enfant au moins un fruit ou un légume.</li><li>Tous les jours, votre enfant devrait manger un moins un légume vert foncé et un légume orange.<br></li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Vegetables and fruit1437.00000000000Vegetables and fruitVegetables and fruitVEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC7.5000000000000065.5000000000000180.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the nutrients in and recommended serving sizes for vegetables and fruit, one of the four food groups in Canada's Food Guide.</p><ul><li>Source of fibre</li><li>Good source of vitamin A and C, potassium, magnesium and some B vitamins such as folate</li><li>May reduce risk of some cancers and heart disease<br></li></ul><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Vegetables and fruit are a good source of fibre, folate, vitamins A and C and potassium and magnesium. </li><li>Have your child eat at least one vegetable or fruit at each meal or snack.</li><li>Your child should eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable every day.</li></ul><br><h2>Examples of single servings<br></h2> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/VegetablesAndFruit_EN.png" alt="Examples of single servings of fruits and vegetables" /> </figure> <h2>Serving tips</h2><ul><li>Have at least one fruit or vegetable at each meal and snack.</li><li>Try eating a range of ve<span>getables that differ in colour, taste and texture.</span></li><li>Eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day. Green vegetables include broccoli, romaine lettuce and spinach. Orange vegetables include carrots, sweet potatoes and winter squash.</li><li>Choose vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar or salt.</li></ul><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-2-1_food_groups_pdf.pdf">Print-Friendly Version</a></p>Vegetables and fruitFalsehttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-2-1_food_groups_pdf.pdf