Tryfor5 is an annual campaign powered by Nutrition Australia encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day, launching each October during National Nutrition Week (where awareness is raised around the role of food on our health). Despite the latest studies and recurring healthy eating messages only 4% of Australian’s are eating enough vegetables each day. The average person eats only half as much as they should, which is the inspiration behind Tryfor5.
Thanks to our valued partners and supporters for helping us inspire Australians to discover more ways to add veg to their day!
Our next campaign is October 2020.
About Nutrition Australia
Supporting Australians Since 1979
Healthy Eating For All Australians
As a non-government, non-profit peak nutritional educator, Nutrition Australia aims to inspire healthy eating for all Australians. Our promotion and advocacy of healthy food variety is via a wealth of scientifically based nutritional information. We produce and distribute material to consumers, policy makers, media, educators and food industry while also consulting to government departments, food industry and consumer groups.Trusted by the public and known for our Healthy Eating Pyramid, all of our messages evidence based and in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. We are comprised of five independent state divisions that provide local programs and services, while collaborating on national initiatives such as the Healthy Eating Pyramid and National Nutrition Week.
To further encourage healthy lifestyles we successfully launched Try for 5 in October 2015 during our National Nutrition Week, encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended 5 serves per day. Quite literally; Try for 5! Visit the Nutrition Australia website for more information regarding programs, services, recipes and nutrition information. www.nutritionaustralia.org
The 2018 Tryfor5 theme was “Small Change, Big Gains” where we transformed some of Australia’s favourite recipes by adding more veg, making them even more healthy and delicious, forming part of an overall healthy, balanced diet. Our biggest-ever competition was announced, plus tasty tips to enjoy more veg every day!
Our 2018 Campaign Asked, What Can You Do?
There’s plenty you can do to improve your veg consumption and ultimately, your physical and mental health
Did You Know?
Latest research shows a healthy diet has mental health and memory function benefits