Nutrition is a staple food substance needed for the formation and health of the body. A diet with unbalanced nutrition is at risk of causing malnutrition such as anemia, underweight, excess body weight, and can lead to the risk of chronic disease.
To get a balanced nutrition, the food consumed must meet the complete nutritional elements, namely: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, water and fiber, in sufficient amounts not excessive according to the needs of each body. p>
Perkemnkes No.41 of 2014 concerning Balanced Nutrition Guidelines, the concept of My Dinner Plate can be used as a reference for one-time portions. In one serving plate should consist of balanced carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals. In one serving serving, it is recommended that the portion of vegetables and fruits is half of the plate and the other half can be filled with carbohydrates (rice / grains, avoid sugar and flour) and good protein obtained from animals (eggs, chicken, fish, meat ) and vegetable (nuts).
The quality and quantity of a balanced food will affect individual health, therefore the diet needs to be improved towards the consumption of balanced nutrition. And don't forget to wash your hands before eating.