Nutrition: Balanced Diet

Description of the Training

This topic provides 44 images of food. The cards are used to help prompt participants  to discuss what foods they should be eating to stay healthy, with the objective of seeing what food is eaten locally.

How to use Card set  10.b. ‘Nutrition: Balanced Diet’ 


  1. Discuss the difference between types of food: (a) Energy giving carbohydrates and fats, (b) Body building proteins and (c) protective vitamins.
  2. Hold up the pictures and ask which group each picture belongs to, until everyone knows the difference and can identify the three groups easily.

Link to Facilitator Instructions for Nutrition: Balanced Diet

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a.1. Rice
a.5. Cooking oil
a.9. Margarine
a.2. Potato
a.6. Maize meal
a.10. Sugar
a.3. Cassava
a.7. Bread
a.4. Peanut butter/peanuts
a.8. Avocado
b.1. Milk
b.5. Chicken meat
b.9. Insect larvae
b.2. Beef meat
b.6. Wild bird meat
b.10. Fish
b.3. Goat meat
b.7. Eggs
b.11. Beans
b.4. Rabbit/hare meat
b.8. Flying insects e.g. flying ants and grasshoppers
b.12. Legumes
c.1. Banana (fruit)
c.5. Guava (fruit)
c.10. Passion Fruit (fruit)
c.2. Pomegranate (fruit)
c.6. Pineapple (fruit)
c.11. Lemon (fruit)
c.3. Jackfruit (fruit)
c.7. Mango (fruit)
c.4. Orange (fruit)
c.9. Longan fruit (fruit)
c.12. Carrots (veg)
c.16. Karela (veg)
c.20. Tomato (veg/fruit)
c.13. Lettuce (veg)
c.17. Okra (veg)
c.21. Spring Onion (veg)
c.14. Green beans (veg)
c.18. Cabbage (veg)
c.22. Peas (veg)
c.15. Squash (veg)
c.19. Kale (veg)