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Choose My Plate
Transcript of Choose My Plate
Make Half your Grains Whole
Tracy Green MHE RD LD
Kids need 60 minutes of play a day
Adults need 30 minutes 5 times a week
How Can I tell what a good food is?
•Highest in fat and added sugar
•"Calorie-dense" (high in calories)
•Often low in nutrients
•To be eaten only once in a while/on special occasions, in small portions
•Higher in fat, added sugar, and calories
•To be eaten sometimes/less often
Make Half your Plate Fruits and Veggies
Low Fat Dairy Builds Strong Bones
Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin D
Any food made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds is welcome in the protein group.
•Lowest in fat and sugar
•Relatively low in calories
•"Nutrient dense" (rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients important to health)
•Great to eat anytime
A serving of fruit would be any fruit fresh, frozen, dried or canned.
Most people should have at least 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit a day.
What is a serving?
Vegetables can be raw or cooked, whole, chopped or mashed. They can also be fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated. Just watch out for high sodium content in frozen and canned varieties.
What is a serving?
The grain group includes food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain
Dairy includes all fluid milks, as well as yogurt, milk-based desserts, hard natural cheeses, and soft cheeses are part of this group.
Low fat Dairy
Serving Size for Dairy
Go Lean On Protein
Serving of protein looks like...
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Not All Grains Are Equal
What Does an Ounce of Grain Look Like?
6 /ounce equivalents of Grain per day
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Make 1/2 your grains whole
Go Lean on Protein
Focus on Fruits
Vary your veggies
Choose Low Fat