Fruit and vegetables are a good source of important vitamins, minerals and fibre. Eating at least five portions (80g each) every day of a variety of fruit and vegetables can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer later in life. Fruit and vegetables also tend to have a lower environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) and land use than some other types of food.

Here's a selection of resources to support teaching around fruit and vegetables:

Fruit and vegetable resources

multi-yr
Vegetable cards

A set of cards showing photographs of vegetables.

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5 - 7 YR
Fantastic folding 5 A DAY

A worksheet around naming 5 A DAY for a character.

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Learn with stories

5 - 7 YR
The colourful present

A presentation for the colourful present story.

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5 - 7 YR
The colourful present teacher's guide

The teacher's guide for the colourful present story.

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5 - 7 YR
5 A DAY basket

A worksheet investigating fruit and vegetables.

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5 - 7 YR
A colourful present

A worksheet on giving someone a colourful present.

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5 - 7 YR
Being healthy

A worksheet on being healthy.

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5 - 7 YR
Eat a rainbow

A worksheet exploring eating different coloured fruit and vegetables.

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5 - 7 YR
Fruit and vegetable cards

A worksheet looking at matching the fruit and vegetables to the letter they begin with.

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5 - 7 YR
Super smoothie

A worksheet looking at the recipe for a super smoothie.

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Healthy Eating Week resources (Have 5 A Day)

multi-yr
Have 5 A DAY poster

A poster to promote the have 5 A DAY message.

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multi-yr
Have 5 A DAY poster (Welsh)

A poster to promote the have 5 A DAY message.

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multi-yr
Have 5 A DAY ideas

A selection of activity ideas to support the challenge.

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multi-yr
Gone away 5 A DAY

A worksheet to support the Have 5 A DAY challenge.

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multi-yr
Have 5 A DAY challenge guide

The Have 5 A DAY challenge guide.

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Field to fork

5 - 7 YR
Apples - from field to fork

A presentation looking at apples - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Bananas - from field to fork

A presentation looking at bananas - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Carrots - from field to fork

A presentation looking at carrots - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Cauliflower - from field to fork

A presentation looking at cauliflower - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Celery - from field to fork

A presentation looking at celery - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Lettuce - from field to fork

A presentation looking at lettuce - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Mushrooms - from field to fork

A presentation looking at mushrooms - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Onions - from field to fork

A presentation looking at onions - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Oranges - from field to fork

A presentation looking at oranges - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Peas - from farm to fork

A presentation looking at peas - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Plums - from field to fork

A presentation looking at plums - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Raspberries - from field to fork

A presentation looking at raspberries - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Tomatoes - from field to fork

A presentation looking at tomatoes - from field to fork.

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5 - 7 YR
Watercress - from field to fork

A presentation looking at watercress - from field to fork.

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multi-yr
Remarkable rice - from mill to fork

A video looking at rice.

5 - 7 YR
Field to fork

A presentation exploring potatoes from field to fork.

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Videos - Farm to fork

multi-yr
Tasty tomatoes - from farm to fork

A video looking at tomatoes.

multi-yr
Sunny sweetcorn - from farm to fork

A video looking at sweetcorn.

multi-yr
Prickly pineapples - from farm to fork

A video looking at pineapples.

multi-yr
Earthy potatoes - from farm to fork

A video looking at potatoes.

multi-yr
Crunchy peppers - from farm to fork

A video looking at peppers.

multi-yr
Brilliant bananas - from farm to fork

A video looking at bananas.

multi-yr
How do mushrooms get from farm to fork?

A video looking at mushrooms.

Food-based sessions

3 - 5 YR
Delicious dips and dippers session plan

Leader's notes for the delicious dips and dippers session.

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3 - 5 YR
Delicious dips and dippers take home sheet

A take home activity sheet to encourage children to help prepare a meal.

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3 - 5 YR
Fabulous fruit salad session plan

The session plan for Fabulous fruit salad.

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3 - 5 YR
Fabulous fruit salad take home letter

A letter about the Fabulous fruit salad activity for parents/carers.

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3 - 5 YR
Perfect plant salad session

The session guide for Perfect plant salad.

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3 - 5 YR
Perfect plant salad take home letter

A letter for parents/carers about the perfect plant salad activity.

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3 - 5 YR
Great green soup session plan

The guide for the Great green soup session.

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3 - 5 YR
Green green soup take home letter

A letter for parents/carers about the Green green soup session.

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3 - 5 YR
Tasty toast session plan

Leader's notes for the tasty toast session.

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3 - 5 YR
Tasty toast take home sheet

A take home activity sheet to encourage children to have breakfast.

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Knowledge organisers and activity packs

5 - 7 YR
Where food comes from

A worksheet about food origins.

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3 - 5 YR
Vegetable A to Z cards

A card activity to support early years learning around vegetables.

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3 - 5 YR
4 times 5 veg card game

A card game to support early years learning around vegetables.

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3 - 5 YR
What's the veg?

A worksheet to support early years learning around vegetables.

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3 - 5 YR
Where we buy vegetables cards

A card activity to support early years learning around vegetables.

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3 - 5 YR
Tomatoes - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of tomatoes - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Apples - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of apples - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Carrots - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of carrots - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Potatoes - the journey

A set of photo cards showing the the journey of potatoes - from field to fork.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Tomato

A worksheet about a tomato.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Apple

A worksheet about an apple.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Banana

A worksheet about a banana.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Broccoli

A worksheet about broccoli.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Carrot

A worksheet about a carrot.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Onion

A worksheet about an onion.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Pear

A worksheet about a pear.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Pepper

A worksheet about a pepper.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Potato

A worksheet about a potato.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Pumpkin

A worksheet about a pumpkin.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Raddish

A worksheet about a raddish.

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3 - 5 YR
Dot to dot - Strawberry

A worksheet about a strawberry.

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3 - 5 YR
If I were a vegetable

A worksheet to support early years learning around vegetables.

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3 - 5 YR
Vegetable fortune teller (blank)

A worksheet to support early years learning around vegetables.

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3 - 5 YR
Vegetable fortune teller (complete)

A worksheet to support early years learning around vegetables.

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