Why Fresh produce is the Best Choice for Your Children's Health

July 2, 2024

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Discover the numerous health benefits of choosing Australian fresh fruit and vegetables for your children's wellbeing.

The back-to-school scramble is upon us, and packing healthy lunches can feel like a daily obstacle course. But what if we told you that it could be fun, delicious, and good for your kids, your wallet, and Aussie farmers?

Here at Perfection Fresh, we're passionate about making healthy choices convenient and exciting for busy families. Choosing Perfection Fresh produce means you're getting Australian-grown goodness at its finest.

You can ditch the processed snacks and embrace a symphony of colours and flavours. Think juicy Perfection Berries, or Little Gem® Bananas, alongside our bite-sized Qukes® baby cucumbers and Petite Tomatoes™ for a vitamin-packed powerhouse.

Perfection Fresh is here to support healthy choices for everyone. From kids to teen snacking hacks to inspiring lunchbox creations and even adult-approved workweek snacks, we've got you covered.


The Importance of Kids' Nutrition

According to the ABS, fewer than 1 in 10 children (8.5%) meet the daily recommended intake of both fruits and vegetables, and 55% of kids struggle to identify common vegetables.

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Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are great sources of essential nutrients. They contain no saturated fats, salt, or added sugars and are a good source of dietary fibre. Eating enough fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy lifestyle can help maintain a healthy weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and benefit dental health.

A well-rounded diet rich in fruits and vegetables, coupled with regular physical activity, is crucial for long-term health. It can significantly reduce the risk of developing adverse health conditions later in life. However, adults are also falling short, with only 6.1% meeting the recommended daily intake of both fruits and vegetables.

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Benefits of Vegetables

Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and fibre for a healthy gut, and strong immunity. Ideally, kids should be consuming at least 2 serves of veggies a day. It can be difficult to convince kids to eat more veggies, so here are some helpful suggestions from our end. 

Pair crunchy veggies with hummus, tzatziki or flavoured dips. Our Qukes® baby cucumbers are the ultimate no waste, grab-and-go snack, perfect for hungry little hands. Pair Qukes® with Petite Tomatoes™ and Minicaps® Baby Capsicums to round up the lunchbox. 

Add salad vegetables or coleslaw in a sandwich to up the veg intake, and add some popped corn (without butter) as a salty treat. 

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Benefits of Fruit

It's also important to include 1-2 servings of fruit into your child's lunchbox each day.  They provide carbs for long lasting energy, vitamins, minerals and fibre. 

Our Little Gem® Bananas are the perfect size to add in a lunchbox. Or use them to make a homemade dairy free banana bread, that's far healthier than the store bought options.


Swap out sugary treats for fresh and natural Perfection berries or Perfection Grapes. Our Lunchbox Perfection Berry Taco Pikelets are also a colourful and playful way of including fruit in kids' lunchboxes!

To further inspire healthy eating, check out our healthy packed lunch ideas for kids for more recipes and tips.

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