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1 Traffic Light Eating

2 Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods
“go” 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

3 Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods
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

4 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!

5 Traffic Light Eating ~ Red 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

6 Speed (Game #1)

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16 What’s in the Food We Eat?




20 Choose Cereal with: Per serving! At least 3 grams of protein
Less than 6 grams of sugar At least 3 grams of fiber Per serving!

21 These are Red Light Foods.
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.

22 What is it? (Game #2)

23 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 B12 and Vitamin D. 1

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 What is it? INGREDIENTS: Wheat flour, durum cheat flour, glyceryl monostearate, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, modified food starch, salt, maltodextrin, potassium choloride, acetylated monoglycerides, medium chain triglycerides, apocarotenal, whey, corn syrup solids, palm oil, milkfat, milk protein concentrate, natural flavor, citric acid, monosodium glutamate, sodium phosphate, latic acid, guar gum, calcium phosphate Yellow 5, artificial flavors. 5

28 What is it? INGREDIENTS: wheat flour, niacinamide, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, brown sugar, soybean, cottonseed and hydrogenated cottonseed oil with tbhq and citric acid, sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, cracker meal, salt, cornstarch, cinnamon, wheat starch, gelatin, caramel color. 6

29 “What is it?” Answers 1 – Kellogg's Frosted Flakes 2 – Wonder Bread 3 – Kraft Cool Whip 4 – Sunny D 5 – Easy Mac 6 – Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

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