Coming to a supermarket near you...super-sized veggie aisles

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Ready meals will soon be packed full of vegetables if the Government have their way...

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If you're the sort of person who picks the peppers and onions out of your food, you may get a bit of a shock if the Government follows through on its healthier food initiative.

Under new guidelines, supermarkets will be adding more vegetables to ready meals and jazzing-up the fruit and veg aisles in an attempt to make us Brits eat our five-a-day.

According to a recent poll, 23% of Brits believe chips and roast potatoes count as a vegetable. Less than a third of adults get their five-a-day and only one in ten children are eating enough fruit and veg to stay healthy.

The move has been designed to entice people away from frozen Turkey Twizzlers and towards the fruit and veg, with 'child-friendly' packaging on healthy food also in the pipeline.

Even sandwich chain, Subway, will launch a new campaign fronted by athletes Louis Smith and Anthony Ogogo promoting their low-fat and salad options.

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry said, "It's vital that we focus particular attention on encouraging those who currently consume very little to boost their intake."

Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have signed up to the scheme, so look out for changes within the year.

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