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Balanced diets

Contains the nutrients the body needs in the right proportions

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The food groups bottom to top

Carbohydrates, vitamins & minerals, dairy, protein, fat

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Diet for babies

Breastfeed, wean at four to six months
Avoid adding salt and sugar in foods
At eight months eat varied diet

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Diet for young children

Adequate protein, calcium and energy
Healthy eating habits should develop & food fads discouraged
Frequent meals or snacks, no sugary or fatty foods
Beware food alerts

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Diet for adolescents

High energy intakes for growth spurt
Enough calcium and iron are essential
Variety of foods and physical activity
Avoid foods high in fat, sugar and salt

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Diet for adults

Requirements depend on gender and activity level
Eat a variety of foods, control intake of saturated fats, sugar and salt
High fibre intake, ensure high intake of iron and calcium or women
Alcohol intake to a minimum