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  • Aussies aren’t eating enough fruit and veg
  • Aussies aren’t eating enough fruit and veg
    Sandor Weisz (2010) ©

Aussies aren’t eating enough fruit and veg

It’s well known that we should eat five portions of fruit and veg a day, but new research has revealed that a high number of Aussies aren’t getting enough greens. And since rates have remained relatively stable since 2008, there are worrying implications for people’s health Down Under.



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