5-a-Day fruit and veg challenge: Could I do it for a week?

08 Jan 2019
By Kathryn W., Student at Northumbria University

For a whole week in November, I tried (and mostly succeeded) to eat my five portions of fruit and veg a day, every day. It can be easy to neglect your healthy diet when you move to university, I know I certainly did. You’re in a new city, a new environment, and you’re learning to adapt to a new routine and a life away from home.

Freshers’ week doesn’t set you up well for healthy eating, and meeting new people often leads to drinks and fast food. So I was excited to start this challenge and, whilst doubtful I’d be successful, I was definitely up for it.

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I‘m a first year Film and TV Production student and I love all things cats, comedy and crime drama. You’ll usually find me cradling a mug of tea (and a cat when I’m at home) and binge watching my favourite crime shows on Netflix. I’m a keen volunteer and a member of the Drama and M.A.D (Making a Difference) societies.