Q: "My five-year-old does not like fruit, but she will eat almost all vegetables. I try to make sure she gets five servings of vegetables every day, but it’s mostly at dinner time. Will she be lacking nutritionally without having fruit?"
Jo, via email
A: Nutritionist Claire Turnbull responds:
"Many parents would envy you having this problem! It is ideal to have a variety of fruits and vegetables, but in this case I wouldn’t worry. If your daughter is including a variety of vegetables of all colours, she will be getting a good range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Nutrition guidelines suggest aiming for two servings of fruit each day and five servings of vegetables. A serve is roughly a handful – for children this is their hand size, not yours. Try puréed or stewed fruit; berries and bananas in smoothies or team pineapple with small cubes of cheese."