Prathom Three Health students have recently completed their “Healthy Plate” projects.
Healthy eating is important for the healthy growth and development of your bodies. It is important that we eat the right types of variety of foods to provide us with all the essential nutrients that we need. Be adventurous with your food choices and try to eat as healthy as possibly in order to prevent yourself from being ill, under or overweight.
The ‘Healthy Plate’ can help you to understand which food group you should be eating and in what proportion. The largest sections (fruit and vegetables, bread, cereals and potatoes) are those which you should base your meals around. Also include smaller amounts of food from the meat and fish sections and the dairy sections. Try to limit fatty and sugary foods to a minimum by only having one portion from this group each day.
- Enjoy your food.
- Eat a variety of different foods.
- Eat the right amount to be a healthy weight.
- Eat plenty of foods rich in starch and fiber.
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
- Don’t eat too many foods that contain a lot of fat.
- Don’t have sugary foods and drinks too often.
- If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly
Calories are a way of measuring energy. The amount of energy that your body gets from eating that food. Your body needs a certain amount of energy every day to keep it going – things like keeping your muscles moving, your heart beating, your body heated and your brain ticking. The energy comes from the food and drink that you consume. If you eat and drink just the right amount (with the right amount of calories in them) to move your muscles, work your brain etc then you won’t get over or underweight. Eating too many calories in your food turns it into fat; eat too few and you begin to disappear.
For pictures of ‘Healthy Plate ‘projects, please click below.