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Nestlé & AUSVEG Agree – Get Your Kids On Veges Early!

We often hear about ‘treat’ foods and are reminded that we should not eat too many of them. But do you know what core foods are?

Core foods are the basic foods from the five food groups:

  • grains and cereals
  • vegetables and legumes
  • fruit
  • dairy; and
  • meat, fish, chicken, eggs and nuts.

It is important to eat a wide variety of nutritious food from these food groups every day, as well as drinking plenty of water.

And this is important for our kids too. The sooner you can get them to try lots of different vegetables, the more likely they are to eat them when they are older.

One of Nestlé’s key nutrition goals is to help consumers to eat their core foods every day – whether it be milk with MILO or a vege-packed stir-fry with MAGGI.

So you can imagine Nestlé’s excitement when Australia’s organisation for vegetable and potato growers got in touch to say ‘well done’ for helping to educate Aussie kids on how to be healthy using Nestlé’s Healthy Active Kids website.

The website is the latest combined initiative from Nestlé and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), which promotes essential messages about healthy eating and keeping active.

“The Healthy Active Kids website provides teachers and families with a range of activities that they can implement to boost healthy eating by engaging with children in a fun and creative way, particularly in relation to fresh vegetables,” said Tim Shue, AUSVEG Spokesperson.

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