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HEALTHY EATING IS VALUABLE IN PRESERVING THE LIFE OF THE BODY.

Part 2 - They are counting on us.​​​

Variety within the food groups is critical because key nutrients in each food group offer unique contributions to our diet. If we ate only one kind of food from each food group, we could develop nutrient deficiencies, even though we consumed enough calories.


Nutrition is a relatively young science, but good sense tells us that variety is the key to consuming a nutritious diet.


They are Counting on Us.


We don't want to be critical of the favorite foods that we prepare for our kids because they are decent, satisfying foods that comprise a reasonable component of a good diet. However, consider this: A

Are we too concerned about preparing a meal of favorite foods, and less interested in introducing young children to the delightful variety of foods that will be important in ensuring lifelong good nutrition?


Eating a wide variety of foods is simply the best way to ensure nutritional adequacy and good health. Our bodies need protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water to function at peak performance.


 By eating foods from the grain, vegetable, fruit, milk and protein groups, we get the nutrients we need.