Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under

Insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables in childhood increases the risk of future non‐communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Interventions to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables, such as those focused on specific child‐feeding strategies and parent nutrition education interventions in early childhood may therefore be an effective strategy in reducing this disease burden.

This paper from the Cochrane Library shows the lack of high‐quality research and rigorous evaluation of interventions with more evidence required to inform practice for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to develop and evaluate the impact of a variety of initiatives to improve fruit and vegetable intake in children aged five years and under.