A balanced diet is one that provides all the nutrients in required amounts and proper proportions. It can easily be achieved through a blend of the four basic food groups. The quantities of foods needed to meet the nutrient requirements vary with age, gender, physiological status and physical activity. A balanced diet should provide around 50-60% of total calories from carbohydrates, preferably from complex carbohydrates, about 10-15% from proteins, and 20-30% from both visible and invisible fat.
‘My Plate’ is a plate concept which is designed in such a way that it includes all the food groups in the right proportion which thereby prevents macronutrient and micronutrient malnourishment.
Regular consumption of foods in the right proportion as per ‘My Plate’ model-
The My Plate concept for the day represents the proportions of different food groups for meeting 2000kcal. It is not recommended for any specific medical condition or as a weight management diet.