Healthy living

Go for 2&5 fruit and vegetable campaign

  • The Go for 2&5 campaign ran in Western Australia from 2002 to 2012.
  • Recipes and the A to Z of fruit and vegetables are available on this site.

Healthway currently sponsors community events and organisations in Western Australia to promote Go for 2&5. Visit the Healthway (external site) website for more information about sponsorships.

From 2006 to 2012 the campaign was delivered by the Cancer Council WA (external site) with funding from the Department of Health Western Australia. It also ran across Australia through other state and territory Departments of Health, the Australian Government and in partnership with the private sector through Horticulture Australia Limited.

The Go for 2&5 campaign aimed to:

  1. Increase awareness of the need to eat more fruit and vegetables.
  2. Encourage increased consumption of fruit and vegetables.

The campaign offered solutions to assist adults to eat more fruit and vegetables by providing information, tips and healthy, easy to prepare recipes. Promotional activities included television radio, press, outdoor and online advertising and information through retailers at point of sale.

Go for 2&5 posters, brochures and booklets, including Healthy Food Fast are out of print and no longer available.

For more information on programs that promote healthy eating in Western Australia visit the following websites.

LiveLighter (external site) encourages Western Australian adults to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. Visit the website for more information, healthy tips, tools, recipes and campaign resources.

Food Sensations for Adults (external site) is a free nutrition and cooking program that is hands on, fun and provides a safe environment to try new recipes and learn new skills.

RefreshED (external site) is a resource to help teachers introduce food and nutrition in their classrooms.

Crunch&Sip (external site) is a set time during the school day for children to eat vegetables and fruit and drink water in the classroom. Crunch&Sip is funded by Healthway.

If you do not live in Western Australia visit the Department of Health website in your state or territory for information on local programs.

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