Use Sparingly Try to choose fewer foods high in sugar
Small amount to almost none. Eat once in a while
Choose skim milk and nonfat yogurt. 1 ½ to 2 ounces of cheese per day Choose part skim of low fat cheese. 8 ounces of yogurt per day.
1 cup of milk or yogurt per day 1 ½ cup of natural cheese 2 ounces of process cheese
Always choose lean meat. Limit proportions of nuts and seeds (high in fat) Poultry without skin
2-3 ounces of lean meat, poultry, or fish ½ cooked dry beans 1 egg or 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
Different vegetables provide different nutrients. Dark, leafy vegetables Easy on fats you add to vegetables
1 cup of raw, leafy vegetables ½ cup of chopped, cooked, or raw ¾ cups vegetable juice
Always choose whole fruits Fresh fruits Only count 100% fruit juices as fruit.
1 medium apple, banana, or orange ½ cup chopped, cooked, canned fruit ¾ cups fruit juice
Always choose whole grains. Choose food with little or no sugar Brown rice instead of white rice
1 slice of bread 1 ounce ready to go cereal ½ cup cooked cereal, rice, or pasta
Helps maintain a healthy body weight. Helps keep the body healthy Helps prevent illnesses Helps defend depression Boosts energy levels Sharpens memory and stabilizes mood
Fast food A lot of sweets and sugar Soft drinks Obesity concerns Depression, suicide More likely to get sick
Grains= orange Vegetables= green Fruits= Red Oils= yellow Milk= blue Meats and beans= purple
Helps reduce obesity rates Shows proportion sizes of food groups Helps people with dieting Helps people eat properly
The food pyramid was published in Sweden (1974) Was updated in 2005 Replaced in 2011 25 other countries published the Food Pyramid. Most widely known food pyramid in the U.S Divided into 6 sections
The food pyramid is the key to a nutritious diet! THE END!!!