A girlfriend came over today and she noticed a newspaper clipping I have stuck to my fridge. We had a good old chat about it, and I thought I might share it here too.
It’s a little chart that is great to look at – every time I’m in the kitchen – when I’m about to prepare a snack for the kids, or taking a mental tally of what the kids have eaten that day. I try to follow it everyday. Most times it’s impossible. But at least it’s a good reference!
The following information is based on the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating 2007 :
Fruit (2 serves) : One apple. One small box of sultanas.
Vegetables (4 serves) : A raw carrot. A cooked potato. A cup of steamed veges.
Calcium (800mg/day) : A cup of lo-fat milk. 200g tub of yoghurt. 20g slice of low-fat cheese.
Cereals (3 serves wholegrain) : Cup of porridge. 2 slices of bread. Cup of cooked pasta.
Protein (1 serve) : One egg. Cup of lean mince.
Other (no more than 2 serves) : 20g butter / margarine. 35g sweet biscuits.
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