Increasing children’s vegetable intake is not the responsibility of just one group. Largescale improvements can only be achieved when all those who influence children’s eating habits are involved.
Key contributors include:
- community settings such as long day care, primary schools and out-of-school hours care (OSHC)
- parents, families and carers
- government and research institutes
- industry and service providers.
Research shows that previous initiatives have achieved up to a 30% increase in children’s vegetable intake which, based on current consumption patterns, equates to about half a serve per child per day. This is a substantial increase in intake and would be a great result if we could achieve this for all Australian children.
You will find helpful tools and resources and information on this website to support encouraging children to eat more vegetables.