Presentation on theme: "Traffic Light Eating. Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods Foods grown by God (not manufactured by man) Naturally Colorful Usually can be eaten raw."— Presentation transcript:
Traffic Light Eating
Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods Foods grown by God (not manufactured by man) Naturally Colorful Usually can be eaten raw Low in calories and high in nutrients Includes all fruits and vegetables Eat as much as you want go
Yellow means slow down Okay to eat every day, but not too much Have more calories than Green Light Foods Usually have more fat or sugar than Green Light Foods Includes things like pasta, rice, bread, nuts, yogurt, low fat cheese, & chicken Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods
A necessary part of a healthy diet Provide different vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients than Green Light Foods Preparation of Yellow Light Foods can cause them to become Red Light Foods (for example, fried chicken) Too much of a good thing is still too much! Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods
Red means stop and think Make a different choice or eat a smaller portion Lower in nutrients & higher in calories Includes foods with artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils or trans-fat High in fat and/or sugar Includes foods like butter, cookies, donuts, white bread, soda, ham and other fatty meats Traffic Light Eating ~ Red Light Foods
Speed (Game #1)
Whats in the Food We Eat?
At least 3 grams of protein Less than 6 grams of sugar At least 3 grams of fiber Choose Cereal with: Per serving!
Ingredients Avoid the terrible two. Check the ingredient list on packaged foods for: High fructose corn syrup Hydrogenated oils Foods that contain these ingredients have little nutritional value and lots of empty calories. These are Red Light Foods.
What is it? (Game #2)
What is it? INGREDIENTS: Milled corn, Sugar, Malt Flavoring, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Iron, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, BHT, Vitamin B 12 and Vitamin D. 1
What is it? INGREDIENTS: Flour, barley, malt, ferrous sulfate, B vitamins, riboflavin, water, high fructose corn syrup or sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, soybean oil, salt, dough conditioners, vinegar, soy flour, tricalcium phosphate, yeast nutrients, cornstarch, soy lecithin. 2
What is it? INGREDIENTS: Water, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut and Palm Kernel Oils), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sodium Caseinate, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Xanthan and Guar Gums, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Monostearate, Beta Carotene. 3
What is it? INGREDIENTS: Water, high fructose corn syrup and 2% or less of each of the following: concentrated juices, citric acid, ascorbic acid, thiamin hydrochloried, natural flavors, modified cornstarch, canola oil, sodium citrate, cellulose gum, acesulfame potassium, neotame, sodium hexameaphosphate, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, yellow #5, yellow #6. 4