Healthy Food For Healthy Kids

Healthy Food For Healthy Kids

Healthy Food For Healthy Kids

The Healthy Choices guidelines categorise foods and drinks into three groups. These are:

Red Limit  intake  (no  more  than  20%  of  your  intake)

Foods and drinks in the RED category are not essential. If they are consumed too often, or in large amounts, they can lead to weight gain and chronic diseases.

In general RED choices are:

  • high in energy (kilojoules)
  • high in saturated fat added sugar and/or salt
  • low in important nutrients such as fibre

Amber Choose  carefully

AMBER foods and drinks should be selected carefully and should only be eaten in moderation. Although AMBER items may provide some good nutrients they can:

  • lead you to take in too much energy (kilojoules)
  • contain saturated fat, added sugar and/or salt

Green Best  choices  (at  least  50%  of  your  intake)

Foods and drinks in the GREEN category are the healthiest choices. They are usually:

  • good sources of important nutrients
  • lower in saturated fat, added sugar and/or salt
  • lower in energy (kilojoules)
  • higher in fibre.

Download a copy of the Traffic Light System here.

Reference: http://heas.health.vic.gov.au/healthy-choices/guidelines/traffic-light-system

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