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Nutrition: MyPlate

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Eric McClure

on 15 July 2013

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Transcript of Nutrition: MyPlate

How can we become
and stay healthy?

Question: Does anyone know what the nutritional guidelines that we use today are called?
Dark Green
Starchy
Red & Orange
Beans & Peas
Others
FACT: Vegetables have the highest source of fiber out of all of the food groups.
What is Fiber?
Berries
Melons
Mixed Fruits
100% Fruit Juice
Commonly eaten fruits...
Apples
Bananas
Cherries
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwi fruit
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Raisins
Fact: 1.5 - 2 cups of fruit is needed daily
Meats
Poultry
Eggs
Beans & Peas
Nuts & Seeds
Seafood
Processed Soy Products
Commonly eaten meats...
Beef
Pork
Ham
Chicken
Tuna
Sunflower seeds
Almonds
Black beans
Veggie burgers
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 Grains
Refined Grains
Brown rice
Oatmeal
Popcorn
Whole wheat bread
Whole wheat pasta
Whole wheat tortillas
Wild rice
Cornbread
Corn tortillas
Flour tortillas
Grits
Noodles
Pitas
Pretzels
White bread
White rice
Spaghetti
Macaroni
Corn flakes
FACT: We should try to make at least half of our grains whole grains.
Milk
Milk-based Desserts
Soymilk
Cheese
Yogurt
Fat-free (skim)
Low fat (1%)
Reduced fat (2%)
Whole milk
Lactose-reduced/free milks
Puddings
Ice milk
Frozen yogurt
Ice cream
Cheddar
Mozzarella
Swiss
Parmesan
Ricotta
Cottage cheese
American
Fat-free
Low fat
Reduced fat
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
Physically Active
Nutrition
Healthy Lifestyle
Let's play a game!
4 Corners...
and a Circle
Just an Example!
Fruit
Protein
Vegetable
Grain
Dairy
Fruit
Scientists classify it as a fruit,
but chefs classify it as a vegetable.
Last one...
think hard on this one!
Grain, Dairy, Vegetable, and Protein
The End!
....And remember try to add every food category to each meal
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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