• Carbohydrate:  Foods used for energy including fruits, breads, vegetables, rice, pasta. 

    Protein:  Foods used to repair cells and muscles in the body  including meat, eggs, milk, nuts, beans, chicken, and fish. 

    Fat:  Foods used for energy that can be harmful to the body if  eaten too often. Includes butter, cheese, oils, mayonnaise,  salad dressing, nuts, and fatty meat. 

     

    Minerals:  The body uses these to perform many different  functions- from building strong bones to transmitting nerve  
    messages. Some are even used to make hormones or maintain  a normal heartbeat. 

     

    Calcium:  This mineral helps build strong bones, so you can  do everything from standing up straight to scoring that  winning goal. It also helps build strong, healthy teeth, for  chomping on tasty food. 

     

    Iron:  This mineral transports oxygen from your lungs to the rest 
    of your body. Your entire body needs oxygen to stay healthy and  
    alive. 

    Vitamins: are substances that are found in foods we eat.  
    Your body needs them to work properly, so you grow and  
    develop just like you should. When it comes to vitamins, each  
    one has a special role to play.  
    For example:  
      Vitamin D in milk helps your bones.  
      Vitamin A in carrots helps you see at night.  
      Vitamin C in oranges helps your body heal if you get a cut.  
      Vitamin B in leafy green vegetables help your body make  
      protein and energy.

    Water:  The body is 55-75% water.  Liquid needed to survive. 

    Fiber:   Hard to digest food that is healthy for the intestines.  
    Includes certain vegetables, grains, and fruit.