My Plate (Hint of Balanced Diet)

A Balanced Diet is one which provides all the nutrients in the required amount in proper proportions. It can easily be achieved through a blend of four basic food groups:

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Protein
  3. Fat
  4. Minerals and Vitamins    

The quantities of foods needed to meet the nutrient requirement vary with age, gender, physical activity and physiological status. In addition, a balanced diet should provide other non-nutrients which give positive health benefits.

Develop an understanding basic food group of my plate
  • Grains: Rice, Wheat,  Ragi, Bajra, Maize, etc. Nutrients: Energy, Protein, fat, Vit.-B1, B2, B3, Vit.B9, Iron, Fibre
  • Protein: Moong, Chana, Rajma, Tuver, etc. Nutrients: Energy, Protein, fat, Vit.B1, Vit.B2, Vit.B9, Iron, Fibre, Ca.
  • Fruits: Mango, Papaya, Apple, etc. Nutrients: Vit.A, Vit. C, Fibre, Potassium
  • Vegetables: Coriander, Carrots, Brinjal, etc. Nutrients: Vit.A, Fibre, Ca. , Vit. B9 Vit. C, Magnesium, Potassium
  • Dairy: Butter, Milk, Cheese, etc. Nutrients: Protein, Fat, Ca. , Vit.- A,B2, B12, D

Recommended Dietary Allowances for Kids

Special Diet in Summer:

Raw mango, Lemon, Cucumber, Sugarcane, Glucose water, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Litchi, Aam Ras, Banan Shake, Chikoo Shake, Lassi, Butter Milk, Yogurt, Raita, Ice-Cream, Kulfi, Faluda, Thandai, Ragi or Rice Kanji with Milk, Sprout Chaat, Nimbu Pani, Onion etc.

Tips to Beat the Heat:

  • Add a variety of foods
  • Washing hands frequently and maintaining a good hygiene level
  • Start every day with water
  • Eat frequently and have nutritious foods but light meals
  • Choose local and organic foods when possible
  • Eat slowly and stop eating when you’re 80 % full, taking only as much as they want to eat in a plate to avoid wasting

Take charge of your kids' health in Summers.  Be informed, be responsible.

Thank you,