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5+ A Day: A Healthy Eating Song for Kids

Child eating healthy with broccoli.

5+ A Day is a brand new healthy eating song for kids by Judi Cranston. With simple lyrics and a fantastic healthy eating message, you can get your children to sing along and learn how to eat food that is great for them.

Did you know that eating “5+ A Day” means we should eat

  • 2 pieces of fruit…
  • and 3 or more servings of vegetables…

every single day?

Each serving should be a handful! So if you have a little hand, that’s a little handful. If you have a BIG hand, then eat BIG handfuls!

It’s also a great idea to eat fresh seasonal food, so whatever is ripe now is GREAT and super healthy for our bodies.

The 5+aday website has loads of fabulous resources to keep us on track and to learn even more about healthy eating.

 

Lyrics to this “Healthy Eating” Song for Kids:

I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, that’s how I like to eat.
Lots of fresh, yummy fruit and veggies
Are simply delicious and hard to beat
I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, and I eat 5+ a day
2 fruit and 3 or more veggies
Is the healthy kiwi way

CHORUS:
1 2 3 4 5 or more in my lunchbox or on my plate
5 handfuls (or more) fruit and veggies
Help my body and brain feel great
1 2 3 4 5 or more, in my tummy, every day
I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, and I eat 5+ a day

I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, 1 2 3 4 5
2 fruit and 3 or more veggies
Gives me energy to burn and helps me feel alive
I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, 5 4 3 2 1
And remember this that FRESH is BEST
It always tastes so YUM (in my tum)

CHORUS (x2)
1 2 3 4 5 or more in my lunchbox or on my plate
5 handfuls (or more) fruit and veggies
Help my body and brain feel great
1 2 3 4 5 or more, in my tummy, every day
I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, and I eat 5+ a day

Yeehah! I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, and I eat 5+ a day
Woohoo! I’m a healthy 5+ kiwi, and I eat 5+ a day
5+ A Day!!

 

A BIG GIANT thanks to Zara Wiliams and Marshall Smith for their sweet voices, and special thanks to NZ on Air, 5+ A Day Charitable Trust and the NZ Cancer Society for their help with this project.

You’ll find loads of songs to teach children, help them develop new skills, and move to the music on the kindyRock app. Click here to learn more

Are you a teacher or early childhood educator? Our membership platform for early learning professionals has lots of extra resources to add to our music. Lesson plans, activity ideas, extra training, and more. To get a sample, check out our free songs with teaching notes on this page!

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