If you have the following five areas of nutrition covered, you can’t really go wrong:
1.Protein builds bodies and keeps children strong and healthy. Try peas and beans , eggs, fish, chicken, meat, milk, yoghurt and cheese.
2.Vegetables and fruit contain nutrients and fibre important for a healthy body, inside and out. The more colourful, the better. e.g. carrots, tomatoes, spinach, and cucumber (with skin). Also try colourful fruits such as peaches, apricots, pears and apples. (Wash fruit and leave the skin on.)
3.Starchy carbohydrates provide energy.The more fibre they contain, the slower they burn.
4. Good fats with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids build brain and nerve cells. These good fats are found in fish (tinned or fresh), avocado, and vegetable oils such as those made from olives or canola. Try to avoid deep frying in these delicate unsaturated oils.
5.Water is the cheapest and best source of fluids.