Results from consecutive Australian Health Surveys show children are not consuming enough vegetables. In fact, only 6% of children aged 2-17 years of age eat the recommended amount.

Establishing healthy eating patterns as a child is essential to forming good dietary habits that help prevent negative health outcomes during childhood and later in life.

VegKIT aims to increase the vegetable intake of Australian children.

VegKIT takes a community-minded approach to fostering a love of vegetables, with activities that reach early childhood, primary school and even prenatal level.

This website contains a collection of evidence based and expertly developed practical tools, resources and interventions to support children, educators, health care professionals, government, research institutes and industry.

VegKIT provides free resources and information to support encouraging children to eat more vegetables.

The resources include:

  • setting specific best practice guidelines for designing and implementing initiatives to increase children’s vegetable intake
  • relevant supporting tools and materials
  • an online registry of evidence-based initiatives and reliable dietary advice for maternal, infant and early childhood years.

Read the new Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance Position Statement

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Resources are targeted to the many sectors that can influence children’s vegetable intake, including:

Long day care

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Out-of-school hours care and Schools


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Food Industry
and Vegetable Growers

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Government, Community
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The Vegetable Intake
Strategic Alliance

This alliance is a national research initiative that coordinates cross-sector collaboration to increase children’s vegetable intake.

The Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance comprises a wide range of stakeholders including the horticulture industry, State and Commonwealth departments, nutrition and health agencies, research organisations, retailers, early learning and parenting organisations and various non‐government organisations.

The current focus of the Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance is to leverage knowledge, funding and collaboration to achieve a shared vision of increased vegetable intake among children and their families.

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