Chapter 4: What Is Food Pyramid?

It is a simple visual guide designed to make eating healthy easier. Food that contain the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the Food Pyramid. This gives you a choice of different food from which to choose a healthy diet.

Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – fat, carbohydrates, protein vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health. Using a food pyramid as a tool to follow different dietary guidelines is a good start in the right direction. It will help you get the right balance of nutritious food within your calorie range. A healthy diet includes more food from the base of the pyramid than from the higher levels of the pyramid.

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