Key Messages:

  • A balanced diet means eating a range of different types of foods.
  • A healthy diet includes eating fruits, vegetables, meat, and starch.
  • When you have a choice, eat fruits and vegetables instead of sweets, chips, and sugar.
  • Generally, if your plate of food has many different colors, you have a balanced diet.

Make Your Move: Run to the market with a friend and find out the price of an apple and the price of a bag of chips. What is the difference?

Footballers eat the right diet to maintain their fitness throughout a game. Eat a balanced diet to stay fit and healthy throughout your life.
Lionel Messi

Health Fact: Almost half of adult South Africans are overweight. Heart-related illness, often triggered by obesity, is the second-biggest cause of death in South Africa.