Foundation: 5-7 Years Healthy Eating
Eat Well. Be Well.
No one food contains all the nutrients (goodness) we need to be healthy. So try to eat a variety of different foods each day and more of some types than others:
So try to eat:
- Plenty of fruit and vegetables – aim for 5 a day.
- Plenty of starchy foods like bread, pasta, potatoes, cereals and rice.
- Some meat, fish, eggs, beans and pulses like lentils.
- Some milk and dairy foods like cheese and yogurts.
- Just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat and /or sugar. You can still have things like chocolate, crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets but not too often.
More top tips!
- Enjoy your food – cooking is fun and enjoy spending time eating it and trying out new things.
- Drink plenty of fluids such as water, milk, unsweetened tea, a glass a day of pure fruit juice or a smoothie.
- Eat ‘me size meals’. Young children should not be eating the same amount of food as their older brother or sister or their parents.
- ‘Meal time’, eat 3 regular meals a day and don’t skip breakfast. Also choose healthy snacks – try our cute sheep sandwich!
- Lean red meat contains iron which helps to keep the blood healthy and it’s a good source of protein which helps you grow. You should also try to eat oily fish once a week.
- ‘Up and about’, it’s very important you keep active –make time for some exercise, have a game of football in or after school or go for a swim with your family or even just go for a walk. Find an activity you enjoy and have fun keeping active with your cool mates – you’ll feel fitter and have more energy!
- When cooking and eating try not to add any extra salt to your food.
Foundation 5-7 Years