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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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1 MyPyramid is a tool that can help you choose healthful foods for all your meals and snacks.

2 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
MyPyramid nutrient-dense

3 Guidelines 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.

4 Guidelines 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 Americans A set of recommendations about smart eating and physical activity for all Americans

5 Guidelines 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.

6 The Five Food Groups Grains Vegetables Fruits Milk Meats and Beans

7 Use MyPyramid to choose foods from all five of the food groups.
An interactive guide to healthful eating and active living.

8 MyPyramid Each of MyPyramid’s colored bands represents a different food group. The bands differ in width, indicating which foods you need more of than others.

9 MyPyramid The 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.

10 Your Best Choices Dietary Guidelines Recommendations Focus on fruits.
Vary your veggies. Get your calcium-rich foods. Dietary Guidelines Recommendations Make half your grains whole. Go lean with protein. Limit certain foods.

11 Your Best Choices Focus on fruits. Eat a variety of fruits. Fresh whole fruits that provide fiber are a better choice than fruit juice.

12 Your Best Choices Vary your veggies. Try to eat a good mix of different types of vegetables each day, including dark green and orange vegetables.

13 Your Best Choices Get 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.

14 Your Best Choices Make half your grains whole. Get at least three ounces of brown rice or whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, and pasta each day.

15 Your Best Choices Go lean with protein. Choose lean meats and poultry. Try getting more of your protein from fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.

16 Your Best Choices Limit certain foods. Avoid foods that are high in fat— especially saturated fats and trans fats. Also, limit foods with salt and added sugars.

17 Balancing 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.

18 Getting 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-dense a high ratio of nutrients to calories

19 Healthful 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.

20 Healthful Eating Patterns
Use the plate diagram to visualize how a healthful meal might look on your plate.

21 Starting the Day Off Right
After eight hours of sleep, your body needs to refuel. Eating breakfast has many benefits.

22 Starting the Day Off Right
Many different foods can be part of a healthful breakfast.

23 Sensible Snacks Fresh fruit There are plenty of healthful foods that you can easily enjoy when you need a quick bite. Cut-up vegetables String cheese Unsalted nuts Air-popped popcorn Fat-free yogurt Bread sticks

24 Eating 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.

25 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
What are the five basic food groups? Grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and proteins

26 After 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

27 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
Provide two examples of nutrient dense foods. Sample answers: Low-fat milk, steamed vegetables


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