Often called the ‘protein group’, this food group provides us with many important nutrients, such as protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins. The plant foods in this group (legumes, nuts and seeds) also provide us with fibre, whilst nuts, seeds and oily fish are rich in heart-healthy fats. Eating a variety of these foods will provide all the nutrients they offer.
An adult should aim for around 2.5 servings each day. However, this is will depend on your life stage, gender and activity levels. Find out more in Appendix 3 of the Eating and Activity Guidelines.
The guidelines have also recommended that, broadly speaking, Kiwis should:
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Last reviewed: 01/08/2022
Last modified: August 16, 2023