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The colors on the new food pyramid represent specific food types, or groups, whereas the old food pyramid used pictures and occasionally words.

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5 The colors on the new food pyramid represent specific food types, or groups, whereas the old food pyramid used pictures and occasionally words. On the new food pyramid, shorter names and colors represent the five food groups, plus oils.

6 The size of the stripe guides you on consumption levels. Grains should be the most plentiful in your diet, while oils should be the least.

7 The 2010 Dietary Guidelines indicate that eating monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in moderation is important to your heart and overall health.

8 The new food guide pyramid aims to remind Americans that physical activity has a direct effect on health and well- being. The old food pyramid simply displayed food, with no depiction of a person being physically active. The new pyramid's focus on activity as well as healthy food choices may help you commit to 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise.

9 Make half your grains whole Eat at least 3 oz. of whole grains every day Examples Include: Cereal, Breads, Crackers, Rice and Pasta

10 Vary your veggies! Eat more dark green veggies like broccoli, spinach and other dark, leafy greens Eat more orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes

11 Focus on fruits! Eat a variety of fruits Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit Go easy on fruit juices!

12 Get your calcium-rich foods! Go low-fat or fat-free when you choose milk, yogurt, and other milk products If you don’t or can’t consume milk, choose lactose free products or other calcium sources such as fortified foods and beverages

13 Go lean with protein! Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry Bake it, broil it, or grill it Vary your protein routine choose more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds

14 Make most of your fat sources from fish, nuts, and vegetable oils. Limit solid fats like butter, stick margarine, shortening, and lard, as well as foods that contain these. Check the Nutrition Facts label to keep saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium low. Choose food and beverages low in added sugars. Added sugars contribute calories with few, if any, nutrients.

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22 Design Your Own Plate According to the Pyramid Guidelines! Illustrate Your Perfect Plate on the Poster Paper Provided Following your Completed Worksheet!


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