Complete and Balanced Nutrition
The Malaysian Food Pyramid is a visual tool that is used as a guide in designing a healthy diet. It is developed as a guide to provide a framework for the types and amounts of food that can be eaten in combination to provide a healthy diet.
The Food Guide Pyramid
The Food Guide Pyramid shows the proportions of the various food types that should be fed to a growing child. This provides parents with information on the food types and amounts necessary to meet a child’s daily dietary requirements. Each food group is represented by a different color. Narrow bands indicate lower quantities, while wider bands mean that more from that food group should be given. Most importantly, give your child plenty of water each day.
It is very important that an individual ensures getting appropriate foods and incorporates the principle of good nutrition such as variety, a balanced intake of nutrients and moderation. The best way to meet the daily requirements is to eat a varied diet that combines cereals, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, legumes and dairy products.
Eating a variety of foods daily as guided by the Malaysian Food Pyramid should provide all the nutrients needed by the body.