Households that produced their own fruit and veg wasted 95% less than the average UK household.
Those who grow their own food in gardens and allotments waste less and eat more healthily – but not everyone has the chance to do so.
Only 3% of UK households eat homegrown fruit and vegetables.
Helping more city-dwellers to grow their own fruit and veg could improve health, wellbeing and food security for growing populations.
Primary and secondary school students who ate five servings of fruit or veg daily had better mental wellbeing.
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One in ten secondary school students didn’t eat a single serving of fruits or vegetables daily.
The more fruit and vegetables consumed, the lower the risk.
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Those who ate the most fruit and vegetables daily had a 50% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who ate little or none.
Before you go for seconds after your meal, have a glass of water and wait five minutes before checking in with your hunger again.
A new study has found breaking old and forming new habits is key in keeping weight off.
Whatever we’re told, getting a decent amount of fruit and veg into our diets is a struggle. Time then to focus on designing dishes that hit the sweetspot.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they’re going to need to make varied diets more affordable.