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Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. That’s why it so important that we get enough of them.

5 A DAY highlights the health benefits of getting five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables every day. That’s five portions of fruit and veg altogether, not five portions of each.


Five reasons to get five portions

  • Fruit and vegetables taste delicious and there’s so much variety to choose from.

  • They’re a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium.

  • They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which helps maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems. A diet high in fibre can also reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

  • They can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

  • Fruit and vegetables contribute to a healthy and balanced diet.

Fruit and vegetables are also usually low in fat and calories (provided you don’t fry them or roast them in lots of oil). That’s why eating them can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart healthy.

5 A DAY is based on advice from the World Health Organization, which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.


To get the most benefit out of your 5 A DAY, your five portions should include a variety of fruit and vegetables. This is because different fruits and vegetables contain different combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.


Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A DAY. Potatoes and cassava don’t count because they mainly contribute starch to the diet.



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The Team

Setting Standards

 

CCSL has a number of quality assurance accreditations but they do not set our benchmarks. Our quality standards are far higher and we surpass industry best practice and best-in-class measures. In fact, best practices are where we start and we move upwards from there.

 

We undertake on-going quality control and evaluation of all of our operations to make certain that we meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Services That Go Further

Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters is a CCSL wellness programme designed to promote the importance of nutrition in the life of a working person.

 

It’s more than just informing our clients’ teams and workforces about the importance of good diet and health. It’s about designing menus that bring variety without compromising goodness. With the right facts and access to delicious, affordable, healthy food, your staff can make informed choices and bring balance to their lives.

CONTACT US

 

For nearly 30 years CCSL has been feeding companies and bringing healthy food to workplaces across Ireland. With a combination of the best local produce, talented chefs, technology and innovative thinking we bring you an award-winning suite of services.

 

Every day we prove that good nutrition makes for happier employees which, in turn, brings improved productivity. Now we’d like to prove it to you.

THE CCSL TEAM

The CSSL team is made of the best and most experienced people in the industry. But we’re growing and we’re looking for bright, talented innovators to join us as we feed the nation’s workforce with heathy, nutritious, delicious fresh food.

 

Send in your CV and we’ll get right back to you.

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