Food Guide for Healthy Nutrition

A balanced diet must contain sufficient amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber in the required amounts*.
Each of these nutrients has a vital role in the all-round growth and development of children

Nutrient list with functions:

Carbohydrates

Provides a source of energy. In a child’s active lifestyle, carbohydrates is a vital source of energy to keep them active.

Protein

 Required for growth and repair. In years of rapid growth, children need proteins in adequate amounts to maximize growth potential.

Fat

Provides a supplementary source of energy and is required for absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

Vitamins

Required in very small quantities to keep your child healthy.

Minerals

Required for healthy teeth, bones and muscles. Significant development of teeth, bones, and muscles happens by 10 years of age.

Fiber

Helps maintain a good intestinal function. Fiber is not digestible and helps to promote good bowel movement

*A balanced diet is the presence of these nutrients in the right proportions.