Oh even I love pizza, but we need to eat all kinds of food.
Why can’t I eat pizza all days?
Ok, tell me how many kinds of food you know.
Fruits, vegetables, bread, oooh there are many.
Do you know why you eat food?
Yes to get energy to walk and play, otherwise I feel tired and hungry
Yes you are right; we also need food to grow.
Let me tell you about different kinds of food.
We can divide food in 5 types.
I can see bread in first one.
Yes, these are made of cereals. These are called carbohydrates.
In second there is butter, mmmm yummy.
Yes, these are fats.
Now comes fish and milk, these contain proteins.
Here are fruits. Mummy always wants me to eat these.
Yes, these are vitamins and minerals.
Ooh there is water also.
Now let us understand what these different foods do.
Like car needs petrol to run, our body also needs energy to work. This energy comes from carbohydrates; they also give us instant energy.
Carbohydrates: Energy giving food
Let us now move to fats. Fats also give energy but they give energy very slowly. Body keeps them stored and if you don’t get carbohydrates on time, body uses them. Like mama gives some extra chocolates away at home, body also keeps some extra energy in store.
Fats: store of energy in body. Slow energy.
But if you don’t use this stored energy, you can became very fat, so you should eat less of these.
So, my friend John is fat because he keeps eating and does not play.
Yes, you are right.
More fat, you become fatty.
Now proteins, how they help.
Here are proteins. These help you to grow. You know, body keeps building new cells. These proteins help to build and repare cells.
Proteins: body building and repairing.
Let me show you more.
Why this person looks sick?
There are few nutrients which keep our body healthy and they fight diseases. These are called vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins and minerals: Keep body healthy, fight diseases.
Now the most important part of body.
This is water.
Yes, this is very important.
Yes, it helps to clean our body clean, and helps in digesting our food.
Water: keeping body clean and helps in digestion.
Let me show you something.
Why milk again?
Because it does everything.
Let me note it down.
So now on, I will eat all kinds of food but less fat.
Let’s revise what we learned.
What is this?
Ooh, this is called the Food Pyramid. It tells which food we should eat more and which we should eat less.
Ooh, so we should eat less oil and butter.
Yes, and see at the bottom.
We should eat more cereals, bred.
And also vegetables and fruits.
Here is a doubt for you.
Can you tell me which food is what?
Ooohh this is butter, this keeps us fat and makes us fatty.
Yes, so we should eat less butter.
Ohh, this is milk which gives us proteins which help in repairing and making new cells.
Yes, so we should take more milk.
Ooh, and eating vitamins.
Yes, vitamins help us to fight diseases. You know, I love carrots.
Yes, vegetables give us minerals and vitamins to keep our body healthy. Ooh, rice is also here.
Yes, but we need to cook it. This gives us carbohydrates, the instant energy.
Ooh, I need instant energy, I need to run to buy sugar glass.