LESSON 7: Making Good Food Choices and Healthy Meals
This lesson is about careful food choices we need to make to have a healthy, balanced diet. It explores the different reasons we eat what we eat, such as our eating habits, traditions, cost, taste and many others. It highlights the importance of selecting foods according to their nutritional value and our body’s needs. The lesson explains how a healthy diet should be balanced and composed of a variety of foods that supply all the nutrients we need. Some examples of dietary guidelines from around the world are provided and learners are encouraged to develop their personal guidelines based on their health and dietary needs.
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
- discuss some of the reasons why people eat what they eat
- understand the reasons behind your own personal food choices
- select nutritious foods and plan a healthful diet
Lesson 7 is divided in two parts: