Updated: Apr 12, 2021
The best way to eat healthy is to serve a variety of foods from each of the five groups everyday.
Here is some examples:
Stir-fries, curries, roasts and pastas all taste great with more vegies. A bowl of salad on the side is a quick and tasty option too.
Each food group has important nutrients that contribute to a healthy diet. Children need healthy and nutritious food for growing minds and bodies. Eating a variety of foods from the five food groups provides them with enough nutrients that are essential for good health, growth and development.
The five food groups are made up of:
Vegetables and legumes/beans
Lean meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives**
Grains and cereal
Milk, cheese, yogurt and diary alternatives**
By developing healthy eating habits now it helps set up healthy habits for later on in life.