Tips on healthy eating

Diet is, perhaps, the most important part of our physical well being. Yet how many of us know what to eat and how to eat it wisely?

Start your day with breakfast.

Breakfast fills your “empty tank” to get you going after a long night without food. And it can help you do better in school.

Snack smart.

Snacks are a great way to refuel. Choose snacks from different food groups - a glass of low-fat milk and a few graham crackers, an apple or celery sticks with peanut butter and raisains, or some dry cereal.

Balance your food choices.

You don’t have to give up foods like hamburgers, french fries and ice cream to eat healthy.

You just have to be smart about how often and how much of them you eat. Balancing food choices from the Food Guide Pyramid and checking out the Nutrition Facts Panel on food labels will help you get all these nutrients.

Eat more grains, fruits and vegetables.

These foods give you carbohydrates for energy, plus vitamins, minerals and fibre. Besides, they tas-te good! Try breads such as whole-wheat, bagels and pita. Try vegetables raw, on a sandwich or salad.