2 Traffic Light Eating ~ Green Light Foods “go”Foods grown by God (not manufactured by man)Naturally ColorfulUsually can be eaten rawLow in calories and high in nutrientsIncludes all fruits and vegetablesEat as much as you want
3 Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods Yellow means “slow down”Okay to eat every day, but not too muchHave more calories than Green Light FoodsUsually have more fat or sugar than Green Light FoodsIncludes things like pasta, rice, bread, nuts, yogurt, low fat cheese, & chicken
4 Traffic Light Eating ~ Yellow Light Foods A necessary part of a healthy dietProvide different vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients than Green Light FoodsPreparation 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 portionLower in nutrients & higher in caloriesIncludes foods with artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils or trans-fatHigh in fat and/or sugarIncludes foods like butter, cookies, donuts, white bread, soda, ham and other fatty meats
20 Choose Cereal with: Per serving! At least 3 grams of protein Less than 6 grams of sugarAt least 3 grams of fiberPer serving!
21 These are Red Light Foods. IngredientsAvoid the “terrible two.” Check the ingredient list on packaged foods for:High fructose corn syrupHydrogenated oilsFoods that contain these ingredients have little nutritional value and lots of empty calories.These are Red Light Foods.
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