Presentation on theme: "AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FOOD PYRAMID For 4 th Graders Linnea Vong LRC 320."— Presentation transcript:
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FOOD PYRAMID For 4 th Graders Linnea Vong LRC 320
Did You Know? That most of us don’t get enough nutrients from our diets? We need to limit the consumption of saturated and trans fats commonly found in foods like burgers, french fries, and other oily foods. To keep our bodies working at their optimum levels, we need to eat well-balanced diets that consist of foods from the five food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, meats and beans, and dairy.
Grains Need 5-6 ounces a day What counts as 1 ounce? 1 slice of bread 1 cup cold cereal ½ cup cooked rice or pasta
Vegetables Need 2-2 ½ cups of vegetables a day