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Transcript of Nutrition: MyPlate
and stay healthy?
Question: Does anyone know what the nutritional guidelines that we use today are called?
Red & Orange
Beans & Peas
FACT: Vegetables have the highest source of fiber out of all of the food groups.
What is Fiber?
100% Fruit Juice
Commonly eaten fruits...
Fact: 1.5 - 2 cups of fruit is needed daily
Beans & Peas
Nuts & Seeds
Processed Soy Products
Commonly eaten meats...
Fact: 5 - 6.5 ounces of protein is needed daily
FACT: When eating a meal there should be a total of 4 sections on your plate.
Fiber is GREAT for our intestines! It helps
us use the bathroom.
What snack food has a lot of fiber?
Fruits and Vegetables are both filled with TONS of vitamins!
Carrots contain TONS of vitamin A!
What part of our body can vitamin A help?
Vitamin C can help to heal our cuts & scrapes
What fruit contains a lot of Vitamin C?
What meat has a lot of protein?
Whole wheat bread
Whole wheat pasta
Whole wheat tortillas
FACT: We should try to make at least half of our grains whole grains.
Low fat (1%)
Reduced fat (2%)
Whole milk yogurt
Dairy foods are filled with calcium which can make our bodies _____ strong.
Which dairy food has lots of calcium?
Fact: We should have at least 3 cups of dairy daily
FACT: 2 - 3 cups of vegetables are needed daily
Let's play a game!
and a Circle
Just an Example!
Scientists classify it as a fruit,
but chefs classify it as a vegetable.
think hard on this one!
Grain, Dairy, Vegetable, and Protein
....And remember try to add every food category to each meal
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans