1. Eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruits
2. For snacks, choose raw vegetables and fresh fruit, rather than foods that are high in sugars, fats or salt
3. Avoid overcooking vegetables and fruit as this can lead to the loss of important vitamins
4. When using canned or dried vegetables and fruit, choose varieties without added salt and sugars
Vegetables and fruit are important sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, plant protein and antioxidants. People whose diets are rich in vegetables and fruit have a significantly lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer.