Australian Government - Department of Health - Go for 2 & 5 Fruit and Veg logo including Vegie Man
Australian Government - Department of Health - Go for 2 & 5 Fruit and Veg logo including Vegie Man

Factsheet - Fruit and Vegetable Serves


General healthy eating information

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating provides information about the amounts and kinds of food that you need to eat each day to get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and wellbeing.

Image from the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating illustrating the food groups
There are other foods that may be eaten sometimes or in small amounts.

Serve sizes

Image illustrating fruit and vegetable serves

Serve recommendations

There are many ways to have a healthy diet. The amount and type of food needed will vary according to factors such age and gender, and pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The Go for 2&5 program encourages adults to eat two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day.

For children, the minimum number of serves are based on age, as follows: One serve can include a combination of fruit or vegetables, and may be eaten in several smaller portions during the day. For example, a four year old may eat half an apple and half a banana during the day, making one serve of fruit.

Practical suggestions

Further information

For further information on healthy eating or a free copy of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, visit www.healthyactive.gov.au

All information in this fact sheet comes from the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.