How to teach vegetables and fruits to children

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Why are fruits and vegetables good for children?


Foto de verduras

Photo of different vegetables

What are fruits and vegetables?

Fruits and vegetables are foods from plants.

Why are fruits and vegetables so important?

Fruits and vegetables are important because they contain many vitamins, minerals and fiber, three nutrients that are necessary for our body to function properly.

How many vegetables should we eat every day?

fruit basket

Photo of different fruits in a basket

Vegetables should be part of every meal either raw or cooked. We should consume them daily.

One serving of raw vegetables are 100-200 grams. In household measures they are a plate.

We should eat two to three servings of vegetables a day

How much fruit should we eat daily?

Fruits, like vegetables, should be part of the main meals. they should be consumed daily.

For desserts, fruits should be alternated with milk or milk products.

We should eat two to three servings of fruit a day


  • Fruits and vegetables are essential in nutrition because they provide vitamins, minerals and fiber.

  • Every day we should eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables

  • You can eat 3 servings of vegetables and 2 of fruit, or 2 serving of vegetables and 3 of fruits.

nutrients characteristics

Characteristics of nutrients

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Child feeding course index

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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