- NUTRITIONAL WELLNESS
- KNOW YOUR SERVING
- BODY SMART
- MEAL PLANNING
- TIPS & TRICKS
- UNDERSTANDING FOOD LABELS
Balanced diet for kids
Whether it’s becoming a superhero, a fireman or a nurse – one thing is for sure: Your child will need a good and balanced supply of nutrients and energy to grab life by the horns and go full speed ahead chasing their dreams. By choosing a balanced diet that is focused on their needs, you are setting them up for a lifetime of smarter food choices to spur them on to do great things.
It’s essential that servings supply the right amount of nutrients needed to help your child grow. Here are a few tips on how to ensure their tummies are filled with goodness:
- Children and adolescents need sufficient nutritious food to grow and develop normally.
- Children and adolescents should be encouraged to maintain a balanced diet.
- Care should be taken to moderate and limit less nutritious foods.
Balanced diet for parents
Being a parent makes you the No.1 role model in your kid’s life. You are the example they live by, so best you choose to EAT SMARTER, Move More and Live Better.
When planning a meal, start with carbohydrate-rich foods like wholegrain bread, pasta, rice, noodles, cereal, oats, or vegetables and fruit. Then add lean meat, poultry or reduced fat dairy products for protein. This way you can be sure of getting a balanced plate of wellness containing carbohydrate, protein and nutrients. Try to fill half your plate with vegetables at your evening meal to help with digestion and having a good night’s rest. Link to wellness plate
Snack on fresh vegetables and fruit in between meals and add variety with serving controlled nutrient dense snack foods.
If you drink alcohol, stay hydrated by introducing a non-alcoholic spacer, such as plain mineral water, and try to have two alcohol-free days per week.
Enjoy the sweetness of fruit such as red apples, bananas, figs or strawberries the next time your sweet tooth strikes.
Leave the salt shaker in the cupboard and start experimenting with herbs, spices, lemon and lime juice, or mustards to add flavour to your meals and try the salt-reduced version of some of your favourite foods.
Affordable super foods
It’s little wonder that most of the super foods we talk about today are vegetables or fruits; consuming these can help reduce your risk of health issues. There are few pleasures as delightful as a bowl of fresh strawberries, fresh tomatoes in a salad, soft avocado and some beautiful broccoli. Introducing these products to your table won’t be difficult, and by doing so you are making the super choice to have your family EAT SMARTER, MOVE MORE and LIVE BETTER.