Food pyramids offer us a simple, easy-to-follow guide to healthy eating.
Nowadays, with the growing numbers of overweight and obese adults and children, the importance of healthy eating is vital.
Adults and kids have their own food pyramids telling that we should eat a variety of food items from all the food groups. A healthy meal according to the food pyramid should contain lean meat, beans, nuts, fish, milk, dairy products, fruits, grains, vegetables and some fats.
The food pyramid helps us to receive all the nutrients growing children as well as adults need each day from the five food groups.
In most countries food pyramids are updated every five years, indicating the rapid positive changes in our understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet.
The aim of the food pyramid is to try and get the message about not only eating more healthily but also exercising everyday through to children and their parents.
It is our job as parents to get the good stuff into our children in whatever form or shape we can.
When it comes to children we need to offer them a varied diet full of healthy foods. Variety is the spice of life and healthy food contains a range of nutrients that will make our body strong healthy! The whole concept of healthy living and eating may look difficult to be taught to children at the beginning but it should be introduced as early as possible slowly but surely.