Food and nutrients

Food and nutrients

A varied and balanced diet is essential to staying in good health. Although variety can be achieved by combining food from different food groups and of different geographical origin and seasonality, a balanced diet involves the consumption of that variety in proportions defined by dietary recommendations. These may vary from one country to another, as illustrated in the diverse food pyramids.

The food groups

Where does our food come from?

The nutritional value of food

What does food contain?

The role of nutrients

What enables my body to function?

A balanced diet

A balanced, variety of food... How can I achieve this?