There are nutrients in food. Minerals, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are the five main NUTRIENTS the body needs. Our body also needs water!


Nutrients keep us healthy, help us grow and give us energy.


Fruit and vegetables contain a lot of vitamins and minerals. They are good for health.


Milk and dairy give us an important mineral called calcium for strong and healthy bones and teeth. They are good for growth.


Meat and fish contain lots of proteins. They are good for growth.


Bread and cereals have a lot of carbohydrates. They are good for energy.


Sugary foods and fats give us energy, too, but we only need a small amount.

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