The Australian Dietary Guidelines highlights the importance of eating a wide
variety of nutritious foods. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating groups
similar types of foods together in five different groups. The foods in each
group have similar nutrients and are often used the same way in cooking. To
make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need, it’s important to eat
enough from all the five groups.
However, within each food group, foods will vary in the amount of nutrients
they provide. So it’s also important to eat a large range of different foods
even within the one food group.
We often get used to eating just the foods we like, that are familiar and that
we find easy to buy and prepare.