Eating fruit and vegetables gives your body the right vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy, so you look good on the outside, and feel good on the inside.
Some fruit and vegetables contain Vitamin C, some are high in folic acid and potassium and some contain fibre, and antioxidants, which are all good for you.
They are also generally low in fat and low calorie foods.
They are also delicious and there is a huge variety to choose from!
What is the size of a portion?
Click here to see ideas on portion size
For more information check our other nutrition pages
If you’re wanting a handy chart so you can visualise the 5 a day explained, then have a look at this 5 a day poster. It’s really useful.
Hope this helps explain things some more!
The Lunchbox Lady x