Food is an essential part of keeping citizens alive, and although they can survive on only one type of food, providing them with multiple different types of food will increase both their health and happiness.
A fully balanced diet will consist of:
- grain (corn or wheat)
- meat or nuts (fish, venison, chicken, beef, mutton, eggs, and pecan, walnut, chestnut)
- fruit (orchards (except nuts), and berries)
- vegetables (crop fields (except grain), and mushrooms, onions, roots)
A herbalist can make up for a lack of diet variation by providing Medicinal herbs.
Workers get hungry and make a journey to their house to pick up food about 12 times each year.