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5+ A Day

Ministry of Health Guidelines

Ministry of Health Guidelines

The Ministry of Health (MOH) updated the Eating and Activity Guidelines in 2020. There is now a range of recommended numbers of servings for each age and gender.

 

The recommended number of daily servings for fruit and vegetables is displayed in the table below:

 

 

Age

Vegetables

Fruit

Men

19-50

6

2

 

51-70

5 ½

2

 

70+

5

2

Women

19-50

5

2

 

51-70

5

2

 

70+

5

2

Pregnant

 

5

2

Lactating

 

7 ½

2

 

For MOH serving size and more information click here

 

Ministry of Health statistics - Fruit and vegetable intake

Per day

NZ Health Survey 

2019-2020

Eating 3+ servings of vegetables

54.3%

Eating 2+ servings of fruit

51.3%

Note: These are based on the standard serving sizes.

 

Physical Activity Recommendations

Be active every day, in as many ways as possible. The amount of physical activity recommended varies with your stage of life. Activity guides can be found in the link below.

(http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/food-and-physical-activity/physical-activity/being-active-everyone-every-age)