Foods your kids should be eating

Every parent has heard that children should be eating a "balanced diet." But a balance of what? 

Every parent has heard that children should be eating a "balanced diet." But a balance of what?By incorporating foods from the different food groups into every meal, kids should have a well-rounded and healthy diet. Here are some foods that are worth trying in your kids diet.
Protein
Protein, important for the growth, maintenance and repair of body tissue. You can introduce protein into your child’s diet through
  • Meat
  • Fish (especially oily)
  • Eggs
  • Dairy (also great for calcium for kids bones & teeth)
  • Nuts 
  • Poultry
  • Beans
Carbohydrates
These should make up the approximately 45 per cent of your child's diet. 
  • Breads (brown)
  • Cereals (Wholegrain, eg porridge)
  • Rice (brown)
  • Crackers
  • Pasta (brown)
  • Potatoes
Iron
Iron is necessary for a child to build healthy blood that carries oxygen to cells all over the body. Foods that contain high levels of iron include:
  • Red meats
  • Liver
  • Poultry
  • Shellfish
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Nuts
Fibre
Fibre helps with children with regular bowel movements. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer in later life.
  • Whole-grain cereals
  • Seeds
  • Nuts 
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney beans
Vitamin A
Vitamin A aids growth, keeps skin in tip top condition and helps prevent infections. It also help eyes adjust to dim and bright lights:
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
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