Healthy Eating: The Fruity Habit

The Fruity Habit

  • Slice an apple or banana over your child’s cereal in the morning
  • Munching an apple while walking to school or waiting for the bus keeps boredom at bay!
  • Add homemade strawberry jam to bread, toast or scones as a between-meal snack
  • Juice counts – a small glass of orange, grapefruit or apple juice counts as one portion of fruit or veg
  • Liquidise fruit and add to yogurts, milkshakes, smoothies or as a topping for an ice-cream treat
  • Fruit salads make a delicious dessert… or snack… or breakfast. Chop up whatever fruit they like – mix tinned fruit in natural juice and fresh fruit – it tastes sweet and delicious
  • For extra colour and taste, instead of using plain water ice cubes, pour orange juice into an ice-cube tray and freeze. They’ll love the tangy taste!

Taken from “Your Child’s Heart” magazine published by Irish heart Foundation ( ‘The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke. We support, educate and train people to save lives, campaign for patients, promote positive health programmes, fund research and provide vital information. We need your support through donations, as a volunteer or on our training courses’