The family, health authorities and the school should all work together when it comes to children's nutrition. It is important to make the child aware of the importance of good eating habits for their correct physical and intellectual development and to establish appropriate eating habits. A diet for children should be balanced, distributing the food in five meals a day, following these recommendations: daily intake of fresh and varied food (legumes, milk, meat, etc.), five pieces of fruits and vegetables a day, whole grains and flours instead of refined ones, do not eat too much fried food, eat grilled or steamed food whenever possible, avoid "junk food" and ready-made meals, and control the consumption of sugary drinks and sweets. If children do not eat properly, they may develop certain cardiovascular diseases, or suffer problems of overweight and obesity.