Healthy Family Food
Eat a variety of foods each day …
- lots of colourful vegetables and fruit
- some grain foods, mostly wholegrain or starchy vegetables, eg, potatoes, kumara
- some low- and reduced-fat milk and milk products
- a serving of legumes (eg lentils, chickpeas, dried beans), nuts and seeds, or a small serving of egg, fish, seafood, chicken or red meat (eg lamb).
Offer children healthy snacks between meals
These food and drinks make healthy snacks.
These foods contain lots of fat, sugar and salt. Avoid them – or eat only occasionally.
Milk or water is the best drink for children.
These drinks contain lots of sugar. Try to avoid them.
Healthy school lunches
Use a variety of breads. Wholegrain breads are best.
Try new fillings.
Include fruit and vegetables every day!
Healthy eating and keeping active
Be active every day.
Healthy eating and regular physical activity help to keep you a healthy weight...
...and protect your family from diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.