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Balanced Diets 8065-02 Unit 206: Healthier foods and special diets.

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1 Balanced Diets Unit 206: Healthier foods and special diets

2 Foods and Nutrients Nutrients are essential to the correct functioning of the body. A mixture of nutrients should be consumed for good health. Health authorities in most countries provide nutritional advice. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is used to describe daily recommended dietary intake. Key messages  Enjoy a variety of foods  Grain based products  Vegetables and legumes  Fruit  Dairy products  Protein products  Water  Other products

3 Foods and Nutrients Dietary guidelines:  Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods  Eat plenty of breads and cereals (preferably wholegrain), vegetables (including legumes) and fruits  Eat a diet low in fat and, in particular, low in saturated fat  Maintain a healthy body weight by balancing physical activity and food intake  Do not drink excessive amounts of alcohol. The maximum recommended intake is 2 standard drinks per day for women, and 4 standard drinks for men  Eat only a moderate amount of sugars and foods containing added sugars  Choose low salt foods and use salt sparingly  Encourage and support breastfeeding  Specific needs apply for calcium and iron


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