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8065-02 Unit 206: Healthier foods and special
diets
Balanced Diets
Foods and Nutrients
Nutrients are essential to the correct functioning of
the body. A mixture of nutrients should be
consumed for good health. Health authorities in
most countries provide nutritional advice. The
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is used to
describe daily recommended dietary intake.
Key messages
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Enjoy a variety of foods
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Grain based products
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Vegetables and legumes
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Fruit
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Dairy products
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Protein products
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Water
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Other products
Foods and Nutrients
Dietary guidelines:
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Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods
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Eat plenty of breads and cereals (preferably wholegrain), vegetables (including legumes)
and fruits
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Eat a diet low in fat and, in particular, low in saturated fat
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Maintain a healthy body weight by balancing physical activity and food intake
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Do not drink excessive amounts of alcohol. The maximum recommended intake is 2
standard drinks per day for women, and 4 standard drinks for men
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Eat only a moderate amount of sugars and foods containing added sugars
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Choose low salt foods and use salt sparingly
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Encourage and support breastfeeding
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Specific needs apply for calcium and iron