Amanda Muhl is Mums At The Table’s resident dietitian and the mum of three has just made a video about healthy eating and the five major food groups that will put a smile on your face.

Featuring her five-year-old daughter Zara, the video was made as part of Zara’s church activity club, Adventurers.

“[The children] were learning about healthy eating and the five food groups,” Amanda says about the reasons for creating the video. “[We made it appropriate] for kids in early primary school, four-to-eight-year-olds.” 

In the six-minute video, Amanda and Zara talk about the different types of vegetables, fruit, grains and cereals, dairy and dairy-alternatives, and meat and meat alternatives. They run through what nutrients the foods contain and how they help our bodies

“These are the best foods to stay strong and healthy, and to help our bodies work at their best,” Amanda reminds the children, telling them that one of the best things to do is to “eat a rainbow . . . so veggies for lunch and dinner, and fruit for morning and afternoon tea.”

Amanda also tells children the types of foods they should only have on special occasions and why, with a gleeful Zara declaring, “It’ll make us sick with coronavirus!” (It won’t. Amanda immediately clarifies.)

Finally, the pair run through what Zara typically has for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as morning and afternoon tea, which shows how easy it is to consume foods from all five food groups every day.

(You can watch a better resolution of the video here, but you’ll need to be a member of our Mums At The Table Facebook group. Don’t worry, it’s free to join!)

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