World Cancer Research Fund released figures this week revealing that the majority of people in Britain do not manage to eat their 5 A Day. The survey questioned over 2000 adults and found that only 22% of people eat 5 portions of fruit and veg every day.
These shocking figures have been released prior to the WCRF’s annual Fruity Friday campaign on 18th May. Once again the World Cancer Research Fund is asking everyone to wear yellow, go bananas and donate £2 to the cause. The moto for the day is ‘Just One More’ as they attempt to encourage everyone to have just one more piece of fruit and veg.
WCRF say that upping you daily fruit and veg intake is a simple step towards reducing your cancer risk.
As a nominee for the 5 A Day Supporter of the Year Re:Fresh Award (winner will be announced tomorrow!), we have always passionately encouraged people to eat their 5 A Day. If office workers replaced sugary, fatty desk snacks with fresh or dried fruit they would be more productive and - according to the WCRF - helping to reduce their own risk of cancer.
The WCRF survey also found that income had an effect on how much fruit and veg people were consuming, with higher earners being more likely to achieve their 5 A Day. Employers providing fruit in the office is one way for companies to support staff in difficult times.
For more information on how you can take part visit fruitfriday.org. If you’d like an office fruit delivery in time for Fruit Friday visit www.fruitfortheoffice.co.uk of call 0800 019 4037.