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Healthy Nutrition 101
Transcript of Healthy Nutrition 101
Brainstorm as many specific
foods that you can think of and write them on your paper.
So Why Eat Healthy?
Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables can have a tremendous
effect on your life. Here are a few ways how:
Let's jog our memory on BMI
BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
Greater amount of energy (calories) in and less energy (calories burned) out
What Causes Obesity and Weight Gain?
See how well you know your favorite foods by trying to guess how many
are in each one!
Healthy Nutrition 101:
It's not a diet, it's a LIFESTYLE!
Be prepared to share your list
Lets Be Real
all of the
food items that you have eaten in the last 72 hours
over all of the food items that you have not eaten.
Think, Pair, Share
With your partner:
Make a list of ways that eating
can harm you
Helps to avoid excess weight gain and maintain a healthy body weight.
Increases your energy and performance level
Decreases risk of diseases
High Blood Pressure
Longer, healthier happier life!!!
Overweight and Obese?
are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health
is a simple index of
that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in people.
BMI= Weight (lbs) x 703 / Height (in)2
Ex: Weight:130 lb ; Height: 72 in
130 x 703 / (72)2
91390 / 5184
Below 18.5 = Underweight
18.5-24.9 = Normal
25.0-29.9 = Overweight
30.0 + = Obese
This Just In:
Being overweight and obese are the fifth leading risk for global deaths.
More than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight.
Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled.
The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight
More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.
**This happens when you eat more calories then you are burning due to
Lack of Sleep
Be prepared to share!
Why Should You Care?
141 minutes on the Elliptical Machine
To Burn It Off:
To Burn It Off:
159 minutes climbing stairs
170 minutes of Pilates
To Burn It Off:
Where Do You Weigh In?
Do you believe that there is a real weight problem in our country?
Do you agree or disagree that placing a tax increase on unhealthy foods would help this crisis?
, Is it really all that important to learn how to eat right, practice it regularly and teach others how to eat healthier? Why or Why Not?
Even more honestly
, how many people in your group know how to eat healthy? How many of you practice eating healthy on a regular basis?
So What Can We Do About All Of This?