One third of Munster families growing their own fruit and veg

Students Olivia Wall (8) and Kendrick Bhekizulu (7) at Solas Chríost National School in Tallaght – who are taking part in the SuperValu Let's GROW food growing project by GIY and SuperValu. Photo: Leon Farrell.

NEW research has shown that as much as one third of families in Munster are growing their own fruit and veg at home, with up to 80 per cent of children in Ireland consuming fresh fruit and veg every day.

The research was carried out by IPSOS for retailer SuperValu in partnership with Grow It Yourself (GIY).

The research also found however that just two thirds of Irish children consume their daily recommended allowance of fruit and veg.

The research was conducted with 465 children aged five to 12 year old and 323 parents of children in the same age bracket.