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Royal Devon & Exeter hospital staff celebrate ‘Fruity Friday’


(L-R) RD&E dieticians Esther Mason and Liz CookRoyal Devon & Exeter hospital staff did their bit to raise awareness of the links between diet, nutrition and cancer prevention on Fruity Friday (Friday 13 May) as part of an annual event organised by the World Cancer Research Fund.


Staff from the RD&E dietetic department handed out free fresh fruit, dried fruit and juice samples to staff, patients and visitors, as well as providing advice on healthy eating and cancer prevention.


RD&E Dietetic Assistant, Liz Cook said: “Fruity Friday has been a great opportunity to educate the public on the benefits of eating fruit and vegetable. Getting your five a day couldn’t be easier and it will have a real positive impact on your health. 


“Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help protect the body’s cells from damage which can lead to cancer. Eating a variety of colours will ensure that you get a mix of vitamins and minerals which not only help fight cancerous cells but also help with bowl health, lower the risk of heart disease and protect against stroke.”




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