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First Belgian cherries of the new season are for the healthcare heroes from Sint-Trudo hospital in Sint-Truiden
Sint-Truiden, June 2, 2020 – After this Pentecost weekend, the first Belgian cherries from Hoepertingen (Haspengouw) were auctioned at BFV in Sint-Truiden and donated to the healthcare heroes of the Covid-19 department of the Sint-Trudo hospital by fruit grower Theo Jammaers. The cherries are from an early tunnel cultivation of Bellise and Samba, the new early maturing varieties in cherry cultivation. These varieties have firm flesh and a sweet taste.
A third of EU residents don’t eat fruit or veg daily
More than a third of the European Union population aged 15 or over did not eat fruit and vegetables on a daily basis in 2014.
And less than 15% consumed at least the recommended 5 portions a day, according to a Eurostat press release.
The European Union’s statistical office also said the daily consumption of fruit and vegetables differs widely between EU member states.
Grape polyphenols help offset harm of high fat diet
Unica Group offers staff colorectal cancer screening
Unica Group is offering its employees, cooperatives and partners aged over 50 the opportunity to participate in a screening programme for colorectal cancer.
The Almeria-based group said the move is part of its ongoing innovation, including in the area of corporate social responsibility, and reflects the importance it places on the health of its workers and partners.
Medical specialist José Manuel Rodríguez Laiz said the Unica Group initiative is one of the first of its kind in the field in Spain and a very positive one.
USDA estimates cost of fruit and veg snacks
What impact would it have if once a day a child’s energy-dense snack was instead replaced by a serving of fruit or vegetables?
Amid rising numbers of overweight and even obese children in the US, the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) has updated its assessments of just such an impact on both household food spending and children's caloric intakes.