Presentation on theme: "What did you eat in the last 24 hours?. 1. To sustain physical well being 2. To sustain energy 3. To regulate body functions 4. To sustain growth of body."— Presentation transcript:
1. To sustain physical well being 2. To sustain energy 3. To regulate body functions 4. To sustain growth of body cells and tissues 5. To alleviate hunger
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What Is Nutrition? The study of how your body uses the food that you eat.
What is a Nutrient? A nutrient is a chemical substance in food that helps maintain the body. Some provide energy. All help build cells and tissues and regulate bodily processes such as breathing. No single food supplies all the nutrients the body needs to function.
What is “Nutrient Dense”? Foods that have a lot of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients and few calories are considered NUTRIENT DENSE. Choosing foods that are NUTRIENT DENSE are better for your overall heath. Example: Spinach or Candy Bar?
Definition of a Calorie: A unit of measure for energy in food
Nutrients That Don’t Have Calories: 1. Vitamins (helps with chemical reactions within the body) 2. Minerals (contributes to bone strength and structure) 3. Water (aids in hydration and other body functions) 4. Fiber (aids in digestion of food)
Nutrients That Do Have Calories: 1. Proteins (builds and repairs body tissue) 2. Carbohydrates (provides energy) 3. Fats (acts as reserve energy, insulation and organ protection)
Fruits Group 1.Use fruits as snacks, salads or desserts. 2.Choose whole or cut up fruits more often than fruit juice. Key Consumer Message: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Boys 9-131 ½ c. daily Boys 14-182 c. daily Girls 9-181 ½ c. daily
Vegetables Group 1.Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried. Key Consumer Message: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Eat red, orange and dark green vegetables. Boys 9-132 ½ c. daily Boys 14-183 c. daily Girls 9-132 c. daily Girls 14-182 ½ c. daily
Protein Group 1.Choose a variety of different protein sources. 2.In place of some meat and poultry, choose 8 oz. seafood per week. 3.Try grilling, broiling, poaching or roasting. Key Consumer Message: Keep meat and poultry portions small and lean. Boys 9-135 oz. daily Boys 14-186 ½ oz. daily Girls 9-185 oz. daily
Grains Group 1.Choose 100% whole grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice and pasta. 2.Check the ingredients list on food packages to find whole grain foods. Key Consumer Message: Make half your grains whole grains. GrainsWhole Grains Boys 9-136 oz. daily3 oz. daily Boys 14-188 oz. daily4 oz. daily Girls 9-135 oz. daily2.5 oz. daily Girls 14-186 oz. daily3 oz. daily
Dairy Group 1.Low-fat or fat-free dairy products have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but less fat and calories. Key Consumer Message: Switch to low-fat or fat- free milk. Get your calcium rich foods. Boys 9-183 c. daily Girls 9-183 c. daily