The wholesale markets of Lisbon, Coimbra, Braga, Évora and Faro, aware of the need to change eating habits in Portugal, have been encouraging a program for young people called “5-a day”. The program 5 to the Day promote the daily consumption of at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables as a way to promote a healthy diet and contribute to the prevention of various diseases associated with poor eating habits.
The program 5 a Day was created to respond to the growing need of conscious civic education of children, having been formatted programs for two target groups: the 1st cycle (children from 7 to 9 years) and 2nd cycle (children from 10 to 12 years ). The objective of this program is inform the children and young people, various types of fruit and vegetables and raising awareness of the need for a change in consumption habits in order to promote healthy eating and combat obesity.
Since its inception, gathered in the actions of the Program a 5 Day, a total of 40,000 children.
This year, Nutri Venture supported the Association with the provision of teaching materials, images and movies of its world-renowned little heroes.