Kid's Zone

 

What should I eat?

You need a mixture of foods to keep your body working properly. But you can't eat lots of crisps and chocolate and only a little of everything else. You need to eat everything in the right balance The eatwell plate shows how much of the different groups of food you should eat in a balanced diet.

The eatwell plate

A third of the food you eat should be a carbohydrate like potatoes, bread, pasta, noodles and rice. This will give you energy and maybe fibre and vitamins.

A third of the food you eat should be vegetables or fruit, as these give you lots of important vitamins and minerals as well as fibre. You should eat at least five different fruit and vegetables everyday.

Meat, fish, beans, nuts and eggs give us the protein we need to grow so we should eat some everyday but we don't need much.

Dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese are full of important vitamins and minerals so are good to eat in small amounts every day.

Occasionally it is okay to have cakes, biscuits, crisps and chocolate but these are treats and you should have no more than one small treat a day.