Presentation on theme: "Dietary Guidelines for Americans"— Presentation transcript:
1MyPyramid is a tool that can help you choose healthful foods for all your meals and snacks.
2Dietary Guidelines for Americans MyPyramidnutrient-dense
3Guidelines for Eating Right and Active Living MyPyramid helps you apply what you know about nutrients to choose healthful foods.Choosing a variety of foods from each food group will provide all the nutrients your body needs.
4Guidelines for Eating Right and Active Living The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide science-based advice for healthful eating and information on the importance of active living.Dietary Guidelines for AmericansA set of recommendations about smart eating and physical activity for all Americans
5Guidelines for Eating Right and Active Living The of the Dietary Guidelines advice can be summed up in three key guidelines:Make smart choices from every food group.Find your balance between food and activity.Get the most nutrition out of your calories.
6The Five Food GroupsGrainsVegetablesFruitsMilkMeats and Beans
7Use MyPyramid to choose foods from all five of the food groups. An interactive guide to healthful eating and active living.
8MyPyramidEach of MyPyramid’s colored bands represents a different food group.The bands differ in width, indicating which foods you need more of than others.
9MyPyramidThe yellow band on MyPyramid is for oils, which are not one of the basic food groups.Choose healthful food sources for the fats you eat.
10Your Best Choices Dietary Guidelines Recommendations Focus on fruits. Vary your veggies.Get your calcium-rich foods.Dietary Guidelines RecommendationsMake half your grains whole.Go lean with protein.Limit certain foods.
11Your Best ChoicesFocus on fruits.Eat a variety of fruits. Fresh whole fruits that provide fiber are a better choice than fruit juice.
12Your Best ChoicesVary your veggies.Try to eat a good mix of different types of vegetables each day, including dark green and orange vegetables.
13Your Best ChoicesGet your calcium-rich foods.Low-fat and fat-free dairy products are good choices. You can also get calcium by choosing calcium-fortified foods and beverages.
14Your Best ChoicesMake half your grains whole.Get at least three ounces of brown rice or whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, and pasta each day.
15Your Best ChoicesGo lean with protein.Choose lean meats and poultry. Try getting more of your protein from fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.
16Your Best ChoicesLimit certain foods.Avoid foods that are high in fat— especially saturated fats and trans fats. Also, limit foods with salt and added sugars.
17Balancing Food and Physical Activity Balance the energy in the foods with regular physical activity.The guidelines recommend that teens should be physically active for 60 minutes almost every day.
18Getting the Most Nutrition Out of Your Calories Choose nutrient-dense foods. If your overall diet is nutrient dense, your eating plan can include an occasional treat.nutrient-densea high ratio of nutrients to calories
19Healthful Eating Patterns You can use MyPyramid and the information in the Dietary Guidelines to plan all your meals and snacks.MyPyramid is flexible enough to adapt to just about any eating style.
20Healthful Eating Patterns Use the plate diagram to visualize how a healthful meal might look on your plate.
21Starting the Day Off Right After eight hours of sleep, your body needs to refuel.Eating breakfast has many benefits.
22Starting the Day Off Right Many different foods can be part of a healthful breakfast.
23Sensible SnacksFresh fruitThere are plenty of healthful foods that you can easily enjoy when you need a quick bite.Cut-up vegetablesString cheeseUnsalted nutsAir-popped popcornFat-free yogurtBread sticks
24Eating Right When Eating Out Follow these guidelines to make healthful food choices when you eat away from home.Watch portion sizes.Pay attention to how foods are prepared.Add fresh vegetables and fruits.Go easy on toppings.Don’t drink your calories.
25After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary What are the five basic food groups?Grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and proteins
26After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary What kinds of foods are best to avoid or limit?Foods high in fats (especially saturated fats and trans fats), salt, and added sugars
27After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary Provide two examples of nutrient dense foods.Sample answers: Low-fat milk, steamed vegetables