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Vegetables and legumes/beans

One of the five food groups, vegetables and legumes are a major part of a healthy diet for children. Find out why veggies are good for kids, when your favourite veggies are in-season and tips for fussy eaters.

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Start your day with vegetables

When it comes to vegetables, more really does matter! Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers.

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Fruit and vegetables for children

Learn how to introduce your child to fruits and vegetables and understand why the nutrients they provide are essential to their health, growth and development.

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Healthy Kids : Fruit and Vegetables

Offers advice on how to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables for better health, along with links to recipe ideas and buying seasonal produce.

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Spring: seasonal fruits and vegetables | Parenthub

Eating seasonally involves choosing fruits and vegetables that are in their peak in terms of flavour or harvest at a particular time of year. Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are a much healthier option, buying in season reduces damage to the environment, helps to support local farmers and producers, and is more economical.

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Autumn: seasonal fruits and vegetables | Parenthub

Eating seasonally involves choosing fruits and vegetables that are in their peak in terms of flavour or harvest at a particular time of year.Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are a much healthier option, buying in season reduces damage to the environment, helps to support local farmers and producers, and is more economical.

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Vegetable snacks for kids | Nutrition Australia

Most of us think of vegetables as part of a main meal whether they are mixed in with a stir fry or on the plate next to the meat. Sadly, children also soon learn to think of vegetables in the same way.

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Vegetable snacks for kids | Nutrition Australia

Most of us think of vegetables as part of a main meal whether they are mixed in with a stir fry or on the plate next to the meat. Sadly, children also soon learn to think of vegetables in the same way.

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Seasonal fruits and vegetables | Parenthub

When a fruit or vegetable is in season, it means that at that time of year it is at its peak, in terms of flavour or harvest. Eating seasonally is a healthier, more economic and environmentally friendly way of getting your daily 2 fruits and 5 vegetables that is often overlooked. 2 and 5 is a campaign introduced by the governments Department of Health and Ageing to encourage healthy eating in Australians.

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Disguising vegetables | Nutrition Australia

Vegetables are often the hardest food to get children to enjoy, yet they are one of the most important. Whilst being a major source of vitamins, minerals and fibre they are also an important source of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients.

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