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why do we need to eat a varied diet

Eating a isn t all that complicated. Just choose a variety of foods from all the major food groups including fruits and vegetables, meats or protein sources, dairy or calcium, grains and cereals, and healthy oils and fats. It also helps if youPalso want to consume thePright amountPof calories to maintain aPhealthy weightPand cut back on all the unhealthy junk foods.


Sometimes the question isn t about what makes up a healthy diet; it s about why should a person eat a healthy diet. So, in case you re wondering, here are my top ten reasons whyPyou should eat aPhealthy diet.
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How many of the foods shown can the children name? After viewing, ask the children to list their favourite foods. Arrange a visit to the school kitchen, to see food being prepared.


Invite children to draw food diary pictures, showing all the things they ate on a given day. View the clip again and ask, "What do you think the words 'a varied diet' mean? " Collect children's responses and establish that a varied diet is the result of someone eating all kinds of different food.


Prepare a fruit salad together, peeling, washing and chopping a selection of seasonal fruit. Share the results, encouraging children to describe the different tastes and textures.

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