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1 Following a Balanced Food Plan In this lesson, you will Learn About… How to use the Food Guide Pyramid. The five food groups. How much of the different kinds of food you should eat.

2 Following a Balanced Food Plan The Vocabulary term for this lesson is: Food Guide Pyramid

3 The Food Guide Pyramid The Food Guide Pyramid divides foods into six groups. Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group Vegetable Group Bread,Cereal, Rice,Pasta Group Fats, Oils, and Sweets Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group Fruits Group

4 Nutrients in the Food Groups Foods in the Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group: Are rich in complex carbohydrates. Contain certain vitamins and minerals. Contain some protein. Are rich in fiber.

5 Nutrients in the Food Groups (cont’d.) Foods in the Vegetable and the Fruit Groups: Are low in fat and high in carbohydrates. Contain many vitamins, such as vitamin A and C. Contain some minerals. Contain fiber.

6 Nutrients in the Food Groups (cont’d.) Foods in the Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group: Are a major source of calcium. Contain proteins, carbohydrates, and some vitamins. Can be high in fat.

7 Nutrients in the Food Groups (cont’d.) Foods in the Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group: Are high in protein. Contain B vitamins, and minerals such as iron. Can be high in fat.

8 Using the Food Guide Pyramid The number of daily recommended servings for each food group depends on: Age Gender Body size Activity level

9 Using the Food Guide Pyramid (cont’d.) Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group 6–11 servings Vegetable Group 3–5 servings Fruit Group 2–4 servings Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group 2–3 servings Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group 2–3 servings

10 Reviewing Terms and Facts 1.What is the Food Guide Pyramid? The Food Guide Pyramid is a daily guideline to help you choose what and how much to eat to get the nutrients you need.

11 Reviewing Terms and Facts 2.For each food group, list the number daily recommended servings. Food Groups: Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta ________. Vegetable Group ________. Fruit Group ________. Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group ________. Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts Group ________. 3-5 6-11 2-4 2-3

12 Thinking Critically 3.Why does the Food Guide Pyramid recommend that a person eat only small amounts of the foods in the Fats, Oils, and Sweets Group? Foods in the fats, oils, and sweets group provide energy, but few nutrients and therefore do not contribute to a nutritious eating plan.

13 Vocabulary Review The Food Guide Pyramid is a tool that provides a daily guideline to help you choose what and how much to eat to get the nutrients you need.


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