The key to healthy eating is one little word: balance. You need to balance all the different food groups in your diet (thatís diet as in things you eat, not diet as in weight loss). That means carbohydrates, fats and proteins should all feature equally in each meal you eat. Start paying attention to the backs of labels, where it should be clearly marked how much of each nutrient your food contains, and steer clear of foods that are very high in any one thing unless you are planning to mix them with something else to make a meal.
The average person eats too much carbohydrate (in the form of sugar and pasta) and fat (unhealthy snacks), but nowhere near enough protein. If you want to balance your diet, in most cases, the first thing you should do is cut back on the sweets and snacks and eat more meat and dairy instead, it might sound obvious, but it is surprising how people will go out of their way to balance their meals and then ruin it all with snacks. Water is important for the wellbeing of any person and therefore, you should try to get pure water for the family. I recalled those days getting a good water pump and water filter for our household. It takes efforts but it pays off.
Apart from carbohydrates, proteins and fats, the other things you need to worry about are vitamins. Most vitamins are necessary in at least small quantities for your body to function properly.