One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used in reference to nutritional guidelines recommending the consumption of at least five portions of fruit or vegetables each day.‘have you had your five a day today?’‘overall, just one in five Americans meets the five-a-day minimum’
- ‘Although the five a day catchphrase might be appropriate for adults, it could be a disincentive for children.’
- ‘But I think five a day is a good target.’
- ‘The USDA recommends five a day.’
- ‘The Department of Health's five a day message is based on the World Health Organisation recommendations for a healthy diet.’
- ‘Don't forget your five a day.’
- ‘The nurses emphasised the five a day message.’
- ‘They'll go bananas for it and you'll be getting some of your five a day before you even leave your bed!’
- ‘But behind these claims and the catchy marketing campaign to eat 'five a day' there is little solid science.’
- ‘They have all spurned the government's five a day logo for fruit and vegetables.’
- ‘A young woman sporting a red sash declaring "We want you to have five a day" approaches.’
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