Most are missing the mark on vegies
QUEENSLAND adults are failing to fill their plates with enough vegies, with 93% not eating the recommended five servings a day, according to Cancer Council.
Research shows only 9% of adults living in the Wide Bay Burnett met the recommended daily intake.
Cancer Council Queensland chief executive officer Chris McMillan said adults were putting their short- and long-term health at serious risk by leaving vegetables off the menu.
“These eating habits are of great concern,” Ms McMillan said.
“Adults should eat five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit a day to ensure overall well-being and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including some cancers.
“While 57% of Queensland adults eat the recommended two serves of fruit a day, it’s alarming that a meagre 7% of adults eat enough vegetables.
“It’s vital we’re increasing our vegetable intake to improve our health.”
Ms McMillan said it was also important to model healthy habits to the younger generation.