Food gives us energy that helps us to do work. We also need food to grow and stay healthy. The food we eat every day is called our diet. The food we eat can be divided into five groups. Each group contains substances called nutrients that are very useful for our body. These nutrients are proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

We should eat a balanced diet. A diet that contains the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats with enough water, minerals and vitamins is called a balanced diet. The nutrients are present in different quantities in different foods and so we must eat all kinds of food to get proper nourishment.