The best way for your child to eat healthy is to serve a variety of foods from each of the five food groups every day. 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, yoghurt and dairy alternatives.
Vegetables and legumes/beans
Find out why veggies are good for kids, when your favourite veggies are in-season and tips for fussy eaters.
Find out when fruits are in-season and some tips for serving them to your little ones.
Lean meat, fish, poultry and meat alternatives
Find out what varieties of protein there are and how you can serve them to your kids.
Grains and cereal
Find out how to include grains and cereals in your child's daily diet.
Milk, cheese and yoghurt
Find out how dairy much your kids should be having and some tips on how to include in their daily diet.