Updated

July 03, 2018 13:07:33

Parents who despair at getting their children to eat their veggies might need to have a look at the example they are setting.

The National Health Survey suggests only 3.8 per cent of adult men get enough vegetables each day, compared to 4.5 per cent of boys.

Women fare a little better with 10.2 per cent meeting guidelines versus 6.3 per cent of girls.

The recommended intake of veggies varies between 4.5 and 6 serves, depending on age and gender.

Toddlers are more likely than any other group to meet their daily vegetable goal, but 80 per cent of them still aren’t quite making it.

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    Topics:

    diet-and-nutrition,

    health,

    human-interest,

    australia

    First posted

    July 03, 2018 10:49:07

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