1. Easily digestible.
2. Should contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals salts, water, vitamins, roughage, etc. to help various body organs perform their functions.
3. Balanced proportion in accordance with age, sex, occupation, season etc.
4. Should fulfill all energy requirements.
5. Well prepared, delicious and well presented.
6. Change and variety will maintain interest in food.
7. Guard against contamination.