Key Factors For An Optimal Diet!



Energy (kilojoule) control:

Appropriate energy intake is suited to the individual's needs - not being in excess or too heavily restricted.


Variety:

Food choices are varied to provide an array of nutrients- improving nutritional intake


Moderation:

Energy-dense foods and foods rich in saturated fat or sugar are enjoyed on occasions.


Nutrient density:

Foods selected most of the time are dense in nutritional value.


Adequacy:

The diet provides ample amounts of all nutrients to sustain and promote good health.


Balance:

The diet consists of appropriate recommended servings of all key food groups and/or their equivalents.

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