It can be confusing and complicating when trying to plan what a day of healthy eating should look like. Here is a quick run-down of the five main food groups, the recommended serves per day and what a serve might look like. For more information on personalised daily requirements, meal planning and nutrition advice see your Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Vegetables: Aim for 5 serves per day. Serve is:
Fruit: Aim for 2 serves of fruit per day. Serve is:
Low GI grains: Aim for 4 serves per day. Serve is:
Milk/yoghurt/cheese or alternatives: Aim for 2-3 serves per day. Serve is:
Meat/Poultry/Fish/Eggs/Tofu etc: Aim for 1-3 serves per day. Serve is:
Note: These recommendations are for general purposes only and vary with age, sex and metabolic demands. For more information on individual requirements please consult with a dietitian.