||<p>The Government recommends eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and
vegetables a day as part of a healthy balanced diet.</p><p> </p><p>The national food
model the Eatwell Guide provides a visual representation of the types and proportions
of the foods needed for a healthy, balanced diet, and depicts a diet rich in fruit
and vegetables; the guide can be accessed here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/"
</p><p>In 2016, the Government’s 5 A Day campaign was refreshed with publication of
a new set of 5 A Day logos by Public Health England. The 5 A Day message is embedded
in the Eatwell Guide and communicated alongside other healthy eating advice including
the Start4Life, Change4Life and One You campaigns, the NHS Choices website as well
as Public Health England’s catering guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The School Fruit and Vegetables
Scheme provides 2.3 million children in Key Stage 1 with a portion of fresh fruit
or vegetables each day at school; over 16,000 institutions are signed up to this scheme.
Approximately 445 million pieces of fruit and vegetables are distributed to children
annually. Schools are encouraged to use it as an opportunity to educate children about
fruit and vegetables and to assist a healthy, balanced diet.</p>