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Nutrients standards

Protein
Protein is important for the growth and repair of body tissues like muscles
Dietary Fibre
Fibre assists bowel function and prevents problems like constipation.
Sodium
Limit the amount of salt added during cooking and instead flavour with herbs and…
Vitamin A
Serve a variety of fruit and vegetables.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which may help to protect the body from infections and…
Folate
Folate is essential for blood cells, the nervous system and helps prevent anaemia.
Calcium
Calcium is essential for strong teeth and bones.
Iron
Iron is needed for production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the…
Zinc
Zinc is used by the body for growth and tissue repair, wound healing and the immune…

Energy
Energy enables children to concentrate, learn and play at school.
Carbohydrate
Starchy carbohydrates should provide the main source of energy in the diet.
Non-milk extrinsic (NME) sugars
A diet high in NME sugars contributes to tooth decay.
Fat
High fat intake can lead to excess energy intake and weight gain.
Saturated fat
A diet high in saturated fat can cause high cholesterol and increase the risk of…

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