The School of Public Health of Harvard University created an original graphic guide to encourage children to eat better. It is the Healthy Eating Plate for Children, a visual resource that shows the foods that should make up the children's diet
The study recommends composing our diet by vegetables and fruits of all types and colors, which represent half of the plate, with the remaining space occupied by proteins and whole grains.
It clarifies that the fried potatoes are not considered vegetables and that regarding fruits, the ideal is to consume them fresh and whole and avoid their juices for the sugar that they can contain.
It is recommended to choose lean meats, especially fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products and limit processed meats. In addition, refined sugars and flours should be limited and choose whole grains and their derivatives.
Water is the most advisable drink so it is recommended to avoid sugary drinks and also, choose good sources of fats such as olive oil, dried fruits and seeds.
September 27, 2018
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