An Apple A Day

An Apple a Day

a red apple
Red Apple

An apple a day
Sends the doctor away

Apple in the morning
Doctor’s warning

Roast apple at night
Starves the doctor outright

Eat an apple going to bed
Knock the doctor on the head

Three each day, seven days a week
Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek


The meaning behind this rhyme which was first found in 1922 is to encourage children to eat better.