Are you giving your children enough nutrition?

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

  • Fruit

  • Lean meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives**

  • Grains and cereal

  • Milk, cheese, yogurt and diary alternatives**

** If you’re thinking of giving your child dairy/protein alternatives, it’s best to talk to your paediatrician, GP or child and family health nurse.

By developing healthy eating habits now it helps set up healthy habits for later on in life.

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