We all know that a balanced diet and an active lifestyle are essential for good health. But what makes for a balanced diet? Incorporating a variety of foods and beverages from all the food groups in the right portions and proportions is the key to a balanced diet. This way you can ensure your child gets all the nutrients that are vital for his health. By having balanced meals, your child will get sufficient Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals and Fibers.
Take a look at this interactive food pyramid! Mouse over to discover more about the food groups and how much your child must get from each to cover his daily nutritional needs.
The food pyramid is a guide that shows you how to choose foods from all the food groups. It explains how much your child needs to eat from each of the food groups. The foods at the bottom of the pyramid are those you need more of, while the ones at the top are those you need less of.