Introduction

Healthy Diet

  • A healthy diet helps protect against all forms of malnutrition and lays the foundation for health and development
  • It also helps prevent non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some cancers and obesity
  • Unhealthy diet, along with lack of physical activity, is one of the leading global risks to health

Healthy Diet - 2

  • Evidence shows the benefits of a diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains but lower in salt, free sugars and fats, particularly saturated and trans fats
  • Developing a healthy diet starts early in life with breastfeeding and educational initiatives for young children and parents
  • These benefits are reflected in higher educational outcomes, productivity and lifelong health