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The five food groups are important sources of macronutrients, which are absorbed in bulk by the growing body. What is important is that they all need be present in children’s diets in balanced amounts, because too much of just one of them can lead to weight gain (if the body has more than it can use, it converts them into fat stores).
Carbohydrates (“carbs”): natural sugars used by the body for producing energy. Some are called complex, because they take longer to release energy over the day. Some are called simple, because they are used rapidly.
Protein: used by the body to build new tissue during growth and repair. Tissues with high protein requirements include muscle, skin, gut and blood cells.
Fatty acids: used by the body for brain, skin, eyes and soft tissues. It is also used as a stored form of energy.
Are naturally high in simple carbs, which provide a quick burst of energy.
Are naturally high in complex carbs
Mostly contain different kinds of fatty acids
Cereals and wholegrains
Are naturally high in complex carbs, so these are important for providing fuel for growing bodies
Meat & Dairy produce
Are naturally high in protein, calcium and phosphorus, so these are important for growing muscles and bones