Using the Mealwheel®

Pictured on one side of the Mealwheel® are the 3 main food groups: carbohydrates, vegetables and proteins

The reverse of the Mealwheel® shows the corresponding percentage values of the food groups

Each portion of the Mealwheel® can be adjusted to illustrate how the balance of food groups in a person's meal should be changed when considering their level of physical activity and weight

The Mealwheel® and Physical Activity

The illustrations below show how you can adjust your Mealwheel® according to a person's level of physical activity. By doing this, the Mealwheel® can highlight that a person eating a diet high in carbohydrate should consider the level of physical activity they are undertaking.


Lightly Active

Moderately Active

Very Active

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