Plenty Of Daily Goodness

When it comes to daily meals of children in your family, two-thirds of the plate should be made up of fruit and vegetables and starchy foods. Fruit and vegetables should be fresh, cooked, or raw, and starchy foods include cereals, breads (including whole wheat or millet rotis or dosas), pasta, rice, potatoes, noodles and couscous. The remaining third of a basic diet should be made up of dairy products and protein-containing foods, plus a small amount of richer, fatty foods or treat-type things. Some examples of protein-containing foods are meat, fish, eggs and pulses. Pulses include things like beans and lentils, which form important sources of protein for vegetarians. If the daily basic diet contains plenty of goodness then the odd ‘junk food day’ won’t matter.