Kid's Zone

 

What's in the food I eat?

Different types of food contain different nutrients that are good for us in different ways.

The main nutrients are:

Carbohydrates: they give you energy

Carbohydrates

Proteins: they help your body grow and mend

Proteins

Fats: they have lots of energy and help your body get the vitamins it needs

Fats

Vitamins: you need a small amount of vitamins for your body to work properly

Vitamins

Minerals: you need minerals to grow strong and keep your body working

Minerals

You also need:

Fibre: your body needs fibre to keep your digestive system working.

Fibre

Water: about half your body is water so keep drinking water so you don't dry out!

Water