My Plate can help kids make better food choices
A healthful diet is one that includes a wide variety of different foods consumed in moderate amounts (as indicated in the plate above). To get all the nutrients that you need to stay healthy and well:
- Eat a variety of foods from each of the five food groups every day;
- Eat plenty of plant foods, such as fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles;
- Eat some animal foods, like eggs, lean meats, chicken, fish and reduced fat dairy foods;
- Only eat small amounts (or none at all!) of fatty, high-sugar 'sometimes' foods, such as lollies, chocolate, soft drinks, cakes, sweet biscuits, sausage rolls – they have lots of calories but very little fiber or nutrients.
- Drink plenty of water.