Food pyramid consists of 4 flats
- At the base of the pyramid is a type of carbohydrate group (which can be obtained through the baby porridge, bread, cereal, pasta, root, and potatoes) which is the main energy source for kids. This group is a source of energy for the body, it can be consumed with a share of about 60% -70%.
- Then the next line is a group of vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits are a source of fiber, vitamins and minerals that are good for the digestive system. This group can be consumed with a portion of your baby sufficient, or according to the age of kids. According to the food pyramid picture for baby, vegetable box is bigger than the fruit boxes that means more for vegetables should be consumed.
- And on the third line consists of two boxes which is a source of protein and minerals group. Protein and mineral substances serves as a builder or your kids growth and development. On the right is a box of food animal and vegetable sources of protein. Substances from these foods can be obtained from: beef, poultry, tofu, fish, soybeans, etc. Then in the box on the left is baby milk and other products that contain milk baby. You can interpret the shape of a pyramid of healthy food for kids, getting to the top is getting smaller, so the need for food is less and less necessary.
- The top part of the pyramid itself healthy foods are sugar, fat, salt, and oil. Nutrients are the group least needed by the body. Which includes among other things, such as cooking oil, fat from beef, and chicken. This type of diet produces many calories are not good for your health besides just having a little nutrient content.
Adequacy of energy and protein in infancy and the toddler is very important for you to consider. Since the growth of the baby depends on the diet they eat, and at that babies need adequate nutrition for growth or its development. So it is important for mothers to be able to select baby foods high in nutrients, and some food manufacturers can be chosen as long as the consumption is not excessive.
Adjust the needs of the child with the food pyramid. Serve the food menu is always varied for your children, for example vegetables and fruits try to change every day. Do not let your child get bored with a healthy diet that you serve and fussy while eating. Likewise with animal protein sources, changing every day ranging from eggs, meat, or fish. If you want to be sure whether the type and amount of food given to kids is right or not, you can consult a dietician or medical physician nutrition specialist. Healthy diet that you give to the child in a balanced way will determine your kids development to the fullest.