It’s official – eating veg isn’t that hard to do

Caelan Corr, age 6, Carson Corr, age 5, Cayne Corr, age 4 get to grips with vegetables and tried a different one every day for five days.

Caelan Corr, age 6, Carson Corr, age 5, Cayne Corr, age 4 get to grips with vegetables and tried a different one every day for five days.

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Two Berwickshire families successfully completed the Eat Better Feel Better vegetable challenge of trying a new vegetable a day for five days.

Mums Charlene McCulloch and Lucy Anderson were inspired to improve their families’ eating habits after hearing about the challenge through the Eyemouth Healthy Living Network.

Charlene (35) and sons Declan (12) and James (3), completed the challenge using recipes from the Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better website. “The family all got really involved in the challenge and managed to try something new,” she said.

“The kids loved getting involved in the cooking process; they enjoyed doing the shopping, touching the vegetables and helping to prepare the food with me and this made them both more willing to try new things. Declan will now eat different vegetables and James will eat broccoli again”

After Lucy (27), her partner, Gary Corr, and their four children, Caelan (6), Carson (5), Cayne (4) and Clyde (2), took the big vegetable challenge she said: “The kids can be very fussy when it comes to vegetables so the challenge was a great opportunity for us as a family to look at what we currently eat and to try different types of food.

Borders Healthy Living Network’s Penny Oliver said: “We worked closely with partners including the local Co-op to help the families take on the challenge.”

For tips and advice visit www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk